ESL & Adult Literacy Learning Center

Providing Language and Literacy Services to Adults

ESL (English as a Second Language) Education for Georgia’s Aspiring Citizens

Georgia Northwestern Technical College, in partnership with the Rome-Floyd Library, offers basic to advanced English as a Second Language classes for immigrants with limited English proficiency. The classes are designed to help the adult learner comprehend and communicate in written and spoken English for a variety of purposes and audiences, to express basic personal needs, and compose passages on familiar, personally relevant topics, using vocabulary related to functions of everyday life. In addition, classes assist more advanced students in acquiring the basic skills to navigate governmental, educational, workplace, banking, healthcare and other key American institutions. Classes incorporate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Naturalization, civic participation and US history and government.

There is no charge for classes. Students must meet the requirements of Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 50-36-1), applicants who are 18 years and over must provide a secure and verifiable document and execute a sworn affidavit verifying his or her lawful presence in the United States.

Morning and evening classes are offered Monday through Thursday. Prospective students are asked to complete an admissions testy to determine placement.

For information contact Cathy Mitchell, ESL Coordinator at (706) 236-4627.

Adult Literacy Tutoring Program

Located at the Rome-Floyd Library, Georgia Northwestern Technical College in partnership with the Rome-Floyd Library matches volunteer tutors with adults who want to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math or learn the English language. The program serves literacy students and tutoring usually involves a three hour commitment of approximately three hours per week. Tutors work with adult students one-on-one or serve adult learners enrolled in classes under the direction of a volunteer coordinator. Tutoring takes place in the Language and Literacy Center at the Rome-Floyd Library.

For more contact Sherry Childs, Volunteer Coordinator at (706) 236-4617.