WANTED: Volunteer Tutors and Experienced ESL Teachers!
CALL is constantly searching for volunteers to tutor students in English as a Second Language and reading and writing. If you would like to tutor 3 to 4 hours a week at your local library, please call us at 702.507.3530. We provide training for new volunteers every month. If you are an experienced ESL Teacher, please fax your resumé to 702.507.3478 or 702.507.3543. We offer contract work with group classes.
Basic reading skills and English language learning classes for adults are offered through the CALL program, Community Adult Learning in Libraries.
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The CALL Program offers Free Adult Math classes for adults seeking HSE, GED or High School Proficiency Preparation. Students will learn Fractions, Algebra, Geometry along with invaluable strategies to help them pass their exams. The Math classes are offered at the Clark County Library on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and at the Las Vegas Library from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday. For more information about our math classes, please call 702-507-3530. Students must be at least 18 years old.
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
This course is recommended for native English speakers who aspire to obtain a High School Equivalency certificate or to prepare for the High School Proficiency exams. It is also open to students who have tested out of the CALL ESL program. Classes are offered Fridays at 1401 E. Flamingo Rd., just east of Maryland Parkway. Please call 702-507-3446 for information or simply check in at the CALL Office on the 1st Floor of the Clark County Library. Seating is limited.
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
This course is recommended for native English speakers who aspire to obtain a High School Equivalency certificate or to prepare for the High School Proficiency exams. It is also open to students who have tested out of the CALL ESL program. Classes are offered Fridays at 833 Las Vegas Blvd., N. between Washington and Bonanza. Please call 702-507-3530 for information or simply check in at the CALL Office at the Las Vegas Library. Seating is limited.
CAREER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL
That high school diploma can still be yours! The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certification online through Career Online High School (COHS), a FREE program that provides support every step of the way to help you achieve this important goal.
COHS is available to a limited number of adults per semester on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify, you must: be a minimum of 19 years old; have successfully completed the 8th grade; and have a valid LVCCLD library card in good standing (or are willing to apply for one). Apply here for a free library card that is your passport to success!
Only applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and a two-week prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered. The type of career certifications being offered are in the high-growth, high-demand fields that include:
- Certified Protection Officer (Security Officer)
- Certified Transportation Services (Trucker/Commercial Driver)
- Childcare and Education
- Food Service and Customer Service Skills
- General Career Preparation
- Homeland Security
- Office Management
- Retail Customer Service Skills
Once accepted into the program, you will be paired with an online academic coach who will provide you with your career path and offer ongoing guidance and resources needed to master the courses. Students are given up to 18 months to complete the program. In addition, the dedicated staff in the Library District's Community Adult Learning in Libraries (CALL) department will be available to help you meet your educational and career goals.
Visit the Library District's Career Online High School page for more details and to complete the online self-assessment. After you have successfully finished the self-assessment, you will be able to continue to the prerequisite course. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be contacted by the library to schedule an interview and discuss your application.
For more information call 702.507.3530.
Reading, Writing, Math (Adult Literacy)
These classes are designed for adults, primarily native English speakers, who want to improve their reading, writing and math skills. These developmental programs take learners from performance level 0 to level 4.0. Class materials reflect real-life situations designed to hold the interest of adults and increase their skills so that they can pursue a HSE, adult High School Diploma, college degree and/or reenter the workforce.
English Language Learners (ESL)
These classes are designed for non-native English speakers who wish to improve their skills in reading and writing English. Beginning classes are geared toward learners who have no prior knowledge of English and who have few or no literacy skills in their native languages. As learners advance through the program, they master progressively higher levels of language and workplace skills.
Citizenship classes are designed for non-native speakers of English who are interested in applying for naturalization and want to prepare for the civics and English test and interview required by the United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS). These classes are suitable for learners of English as a second language at the high-beginning through high-intermediate levels.
HOW TO GET STARTED
- Call 702.507.3530 or visit the CALL offices at Las Vegas Library or Clark County Library.
- Attend Orientation: sign-up and testing that takes approximately 2.5 hours.
- Placement with a volunteer tutor is limited to those students with the most urgent needs, i.e. those with little or no survival skills in English or those who have already applied for U.S. citizenship and lack the necessary skills to pass the USCIS Interview and Test.
- Students will be enrolled in the next available class.
OTHER LIBRARY RESOURCES
Life Long Learning
Find out how to do the day-to-day things that most people take for granted, earn a high school diploma or learn English.
Practice tests and courses for all areas. Includes Real Estate, SATs, Civil Service, GED, and much more! Be prepared, and get that high score!
Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY AND WORD GAME WEB SITES
Grammar and vocabulary quizzes, crossword puzzles and bilingual quizzes in many languages.
Dave's ESL Cafe
Wide variety of quizzes and practice on slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, reading comprehension, history, geography, and grammar as well as ESL and EFL Chat rooms and valuable links to educational resources.
Intermediate to advanced practice in grammar, phrasal verbs,vocabulary and TOEFL Test preparation.
This free site provides the high-intermediate to advanced ESL student with authentic reading and listening resources as well as tutorials and short tests on a wide variety of grammar points. Also featured is a multilingual dictionary and vocabulary building exercises.
Ingles para Hispanohablantes
Extensive vocabulary and grammar practice for Spanish speakers.
Things for ESL Students
A diverse web site including spelling, vocabulary and sentence games and puzzles, listening exercises and pronunciation practice (minimal pairs).
Wide selection of vocabulary with pictures and additional activities for beginners.
Karin's ESL Partyland
Our student pages have over 75 interactive quizzes, 15 discussion forums, interactive lessons on a variety of topics, a chat room, and lots of great links.
Learning English as a Second Language
Lessons and quizzes on Idioms and Slang, vocabulary and grammar topics at the Beginner and Intermediate levels. Free Registration required for some features.
PRONUNCIATION WEB SITES
Easton Authentic American Pronunciation
This web site offers a wide variety of recorded material that demonstrates the pronunciation of American English, including the names the letters of the alphabet, vowel and consonant sounds, word linking, contractions and stress patterns used in American English. Real Player and Flash are required.
LISTENING WEB SITES
English Listening Lounge
Listening passages with questions, answers and transcripts. Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Monthly fee required.
Current news stories with sound to include vocabulary, quizzes, sequencing activities and more for intermediate and advanced learners.
Online Newspaper articles with sound as well as games and quizzes. Intermediate and advanced levels.
ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Easy, Medium and Difficult listening exercises with quizzes.
READING WEB SITES
Learning Activities - California Distance Learning
This site provides adult learners with short reading passages about recent news stories related to science, money, housing, family, law and government, jobs, school and traveling. All the readings are supported by audio and many are also complemented by video clips.
- Learn English as a Second Language
This site has a variety of quizzes, readings, grammar and vocabulary lists for ESL students. Each of the readings and lists is linked to a related online dictionary, thesaurus or lesson. This web site also offers a special reading board onto which any English text can be pasted and automatically links each word of the text to a dictionary in English or any one of 15 different languages.
Skills for Today's Adults
This site provides reading practice for adult learners at grade levels 1 to 8. Each reading is recorded for learners to read along and is followed by printable exercises to test comprehension.
COMPUTER-RELATED WEB SITES
This site offers basic keyboard and mouse training using a user-friendly animated "instructor" who guides the learner through each step in British English. No registration required.
This site offers the adult learner a variety of interactive activities related to common everyday tasks such as following recipe instructions, using an ATM machine, reading classified ads and applying for a job. It also provides free tutorials on common software programs; some with video instruction and free online courses with live computer instructors. (Free account registration required)
TypingWeb TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels.
IMMIGRATION WEB SITES
U.S.Citizenship and Immigration
This is the official government web site for all things related to immigration to the U.S. and becoming a U.S. Citizen. This site, a service of the Department of Homeland Security, provides immigration forms, fee information, educational resources, application instructions for visas and work permits, online tracking of application status and the latest news about treaties and accords affecting immigration to the U.S.
COMMUNITY WEB SITES
This site, a service of the National Institute of Health and the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides a wealth of knowledge about medical topics in simple English through interactive animated tutorials. The site covers a broad scope of health-related data including symptoms, causes and treatments of diseases and conditions, test and diagnostic procedures, surgery and treatment and prevention and wellness.
Visiting the Doctor
Choose from a large selection of activities related to a visit with the doctor. Beginning and Intermediate levels.
ONLINE COURSE WEB SITES
This site offers an online course in English as a Second Language at beginner, low intermediate and intermediate levels. It contains interesting reading passages and video content geared toward adult learners, followed by comprehension and vocabulary-building activities. A simple registration process is recommended, but not required, to get started with this easy- to-use course.
REFERENCE WEB SITES
Description: This is a free online Amharic to English dictionary with a simple search feature.
This online dictionary provides an audio tool with the American or British English pronunciation for each entry and instant translation into 20 different languages. The site also provides a translator, a thesaurus and an encyclopedia.
This free website translates entries into over 70 languages.