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April 2019

ESL Civics in Frederick MD ~ Intermediate/Advanced – Thursdays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
April 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until May 2, 2019

This class, ESL Civics in Frederick MD, is for intermediate to advanced students.  The goal of this class is to let students practice their English language and communication skills in authentic life skills settings. Some of our lessons in the classroom will introduce vocabulary and background for history, government, culture and civic opportunities in our city and county. Other lessons will be spent out in the community visiting locations related to our topics. We will listen, talk and learn in…

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Conversation Class ~ Intermediate/Advanced – Thursdays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm 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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Parent Outreach Program Conversation Class

Centro Hispano de Frederick, 1080 W. Patrick St., Suite 4
Frederick, MD United States
April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 23, 2019

The Parent Outreach Conversation Class is for parents of children who attend Hillcrest and Waverley Elementary Schools. The class will meet on Thursday afternoons at from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., April 4 through May 23, at Centro Hispano de Frederick.

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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
April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm 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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Tutor Training Workshop

C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E. Patrick St.,
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 4, 2019

Prepare to tutor an adult who needs to learn English or a native English speaker who needs to improve their reading skills with two days of in-person training by our experienced tutor trainers. Both days are required for completion. Attendance at one Volunteer Information Session or an approved alternative prior to the training is also required.

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ESL Class ~ Intermediate – Mondays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
April 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 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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ESL Beginner Class: Speaking, Reading and Writing – Level 2 ~ Monday

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

In the ESL Beginner Level 2 class, students will learn more words, form longer sentences and questions, and use more negatives and verbs in the present, past, future and continuous tenses.  The class also meets on Wednesday.

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ESL Pronunciation Class – Tuesdays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 7, 2019

The Tuesday afternoon Pronunciation Class is a ten-week class for English students.  We will focus on the sounds and other aspects of spoken English (stress, intonation, etc.) which are most problematic for the students participating in the class.  The goal of the class is for the students to improve their ability to understand spoken English and to clearly express themselves when speaking in English. The class will meet each Tuesday from March 5 through May 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00…

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ESL Level 1: Beginner Speaking and Reading ~ Tuesdays

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

In the ESL Level 1 Beginner Speaking and Reading class, students learn new words and how to form short sentences and questions.  They also learn to use negatives and verbs in the present and present continuous tense. The class will meet on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., from April 16 through June 25.

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May 2019

Conversation Class ~ Advanced – Wednesday mornings

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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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ESL Beginner Class: Speaking, Reading and Writing – Level 2 ~ Wednesdays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

In the ESL Beginner Level 2 class, students will learn more words, form longer sentences and questions, and use more negatives and verbs in the present, past, future and continuous tenses.  The class also meets on Mondays.  

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Volunteer Information Session

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help.

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Online Learning Lab ~ Mondays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
May 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

Students can come to the Online Learning Lab to use various online programs independently.  They can improve typing skills, reading, or vocabulary, work on GED preparation and more!  Students must have basic computer skills.  The lab will be held on Mondays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 6 to June 24.

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Volunteer Information Session

Brunswick Branch Library, 915 North Maple Avenue
Brunswick, MD United States
May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help.

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Writing Class 2 ~ Tuesdays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
May 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Writing Class 2 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 Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., May 7 through June 25.

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ESL Conversation Class – Student Led ~ 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
May 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on June 4, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on June 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

This is a student-led ESL 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.  We break down into smaller groups to have discussions.  It is a very social time for students to get to know one…

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Volunteer Information Session

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help.  

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Writing Class 3 ~ Wednesdays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
May 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Writing Class 3 is a more advanced class than Writing 2. Students will review the elements of writing structurally sound sentences, clear and logical paragraphs, and then develop a 5 paragraph essay.  Students will read and discuss The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez. The class will meet on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from May 8 through June 26. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Beginner Conversation Class ~ Fridays

Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

Beginner Conversation Class is a class for beginning adults who want to improve their ability to speak and understand American English. The class will meet on Friday afternoons, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., from May 10 through July 26.

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Tutor Training Workshop

Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Rd.
Boonsboro, MD 21713 United States
May 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 18, 2019

Prepare to tutor an adult who needs to learn English or a native English speaker who needs to improve their reading skills with two days of in-person training by our experienced tutor trainers. Both days are required for completion. You must also attend one Volunteer Information Session or an approved alternative prior to the training.

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