English Learning

Virtual Classes are in session!

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Download the schedule: Fall Session (pdf)

The KLC offers several types of free online classes designed for English Language Learners to reach their individual goals. Our wonderful team of trained volunteers tutor these motivated learners using special techniques to help them grasp language skills for conversational/social interactions, academic excellence, and workforce readiness. Our ESL program strengthens reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, in addition to spelling and comprehension.

We have an open enrollment policy so learners can join anytime! All that’s needed is photo ID, either a passport, driver’s license, Kalamazoo County ID card, or Michigan ID card. 

  • English as a Second Language: Pre-literacy, low and high beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes with lessons designed to improve cultural understanding as well as English literacy skills. 
  • Job Skills: Helps learners obtain better reading and writing scores, write cover letters and resumes, and better understand language for the workplace.
  • Burlington English Lab: Uses the computer-based Burlington English curriculum which combines academic and workforce readiness skills to actively engage and prepare learners for post secondary education and job training. 
  • TOEFL®: Preparation for the TOEFL® exam for higher education and academic goal-oriented learners. 
  • Citizenship: English learning and civics classes to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test. 

back to school

Welcome to back to school season! 

Jackie Denoyer, ESL Adult Learning Services Navigator

The themes for the fall session are Parent Literacy and Computer Literacy. The curriculum is designed to help parents become better “first teachers” of their children and feel empowered to help them learn online during the school year.

Contact Jackie if you or someone you know may benefit from these classes.   

volunteers needed!

Looking to become more involved with ESL programs? We are currently in need of volunteers to lead the classes below. All classes are held via WebEx or Zoom. 

Computer Skills Instructor  
Morning 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. OR Evening 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Teach ESL students basic vocabulary and computer functions. Help our ESL students feel more confident using their computers. Curriculum will be provided, and students already have experience accessing the class. Advanced computer skills are not necessary. The only requirement is patience and ability to explain basic computing concepts. 
Commitment: One or two days per week. 

Parent Literacy Classroom Leader 
Morning 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. OR Evening 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Teach Parent Literacy to ESL students. Help students to become active participants in their children’s education. Lead discussions and activities that teach parents how to be better “first teachers” to their children. Curriculum and lesson plans will be provided. 
Commitment: One or two days per week. 

If you are interested, please click the button below to email us with the class title and your time slot. Thank you!