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February 2019

Conversation Class ~ Intermediate/Advanced – Thursdays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

This conversation class is for intermediate to advanced students.  We talk...hold conversations on any subject such as one's favorite holiday, food, travels, family and so much more.  The only qualification to joining is one we all have...talking.  There is no pressure to read, give a speech...just converse and get to know one another.  This is an ongoing class that meets on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. except for the 2nd Thursday of each month.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Class ~ level 4

Asian American Center of Frederick, 1080 W. Patrick St., #16
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

This ongoing ESL class is for adults at a high intermediate level of English proficiency who want to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as their vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and critical thinking skills. The class meets on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Asian American Center of Frederick (AACF).  Contact AACF for more information.

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Drop-in Computer Support for Students

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until April 8, 2019

Students may come in on any Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for help with using computers.  No registration is required - just come in.  This is not a class.  It is a chance to get help with problems or get answers to questions.

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ESL Class ~ Intermediate – Mondays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The ESL Intermediate Class incorporates reading, listening, speaking, grammar and conversation. Reading for leisure and expanding socialization through conversation will be encouraged to help students leave their comfort zone and engage outside their native community. The class will provide tools necessary to use English, rather than their native language, to engage in our society. Students must be literate in their native language and have some basic English education to participate in this class.  Space is limited and registration is required.

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Computer Class ~ Beyond the Basics

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 8, 2019

This class will introduce word processing and other skills to students who already have some basic computer skills.  Class will meet on Monday afternoons from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., February 4 through April 8.  Registration is required - space is limited.

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ESL Beginning Literacy Class – Monday

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 11, 2019

The ESL Beginning Literacy Class is for adults with little to no English language proficiency.  The class will focus on building basic vocabulary needed for daily life skills.  The class meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 beginning January 7 through March 13. Students may attend on Monday or Wednesday or on both days. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Writing Class 1 – Tuesday mornings

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until April 16, 2019

In Writing 1 students will review basic points of grammar and learn to write complete structurally sound sentences.  They will also be able to write cogent paragraphs on specific topics.  They will be able to edit paragraphs for basic grammar errors.  They will also be able to read paragraphs and distinguish the main idea of the paragraph. This class will meet each Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. beginning January 15 through April 16. Space is limited.  Registration…

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Conversation Class ~ Advanced – Wednesday mornings

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

The Wednesday morning Advanced Conversation Class is a class for adults who want to improve their ability to speak and understand American English.  We have conversations about many subjects - holidays, food, travels, family, current events and more.  The class will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. each Wednesday, January 9 through May 29. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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Writing Class 2 – Wednesdays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

This is a more advanced course than Writing 1.  Students will be asked to write paragraphs using a cogent argument and persuasive language.  They will continue to learn basic grammar and edit paragraphs for grammar errors and error in the structure of a paragraph.  They will read paragraphs and discuss main ideas and the value of supporting materials. The class will meet on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from January 16 through April 17. Space is limited and…

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ESL Conversation Class ~Beginning – Urbana

Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

This beginning English Conversation Class is for adults (18 and over) who want to improve their ability to speak and understand American English. The classes will be informal and will include different discussion topics, pronunciation practice, current events, learning about American idioms, holidays, and life skills. The class will meet at the Urbana Regional Library on Wednesday evenings beginning January 9 through March 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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ESL Beginning Literacy Class – Wednesday

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

The ESL Beginning Literacy Class is for adults with little to no English language proficiency.  The class will focus on building basic vocabulary needed for daily life skills.  The class meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 beginning January 7 through March 13. Students may attend on Monday or Wednesday or on both days. Space is limited and registration is required.

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March 2019

Conversation Class – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
March 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on February 5, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on February 19, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on March 5, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on March 19, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on April 2, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on April 16, 2019 at 11:00am

This is a student-led conversation class.  Students meet every other week to plan the class and class strategies.  Students themselves give presentations and mini-presentations about their country of origin, first year in the United States, or anything else of interest to them.  Idioms are discussed.  We also read the newspaper News for You for practice in pronunciation and break down into smaller groups to have discussions.  It is a very social time for students to get to know one another…

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Professional Development for Tutors

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 19, 2019

Professional development sessions will provide opportunities for tutors to gain expertise that will support their tutoring.  A different topic will be presented each month, and tutors will also have a chance for general discussions and to ask questions after the presentation.  The sessions will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 in the Literacy Council classroom.

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Scrabble Mania for Literacy

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Ave.
Frederick, MD 21703
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SAVE THE DATE!  Please plan now to join us on Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2019, from 2:00 – 5:00 at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant for our 4th Annual SCRABBLE® Mania for Literacy event!  Come play a lively game of Scrabble with a team of four players for the benefit of the Literacy Council of Frederick County. Also visit our Silent Auction and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary glass of wine and cash bar, all while supporting adult literacy programs in…

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