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FREE CITIZENSHIP TEST PREP CLASSES

ONLINE & INPERSON

Requirements: Green Card, 5+ US Residency, Above Average English fluency

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FALL ESL CLASS REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
All classes are full
Please consider drop in
Conversation Classes
No registration required
or wait until January 2024

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Adult Class Information

Browse our Programs and read through Class Policies
Please email questions to:  students@ralc.org

Our Programs

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Class Policies

MISSED OUR REGISTRATION DATES?
Interested in taking classes?
Here's what you need to do:

  1. Fill out and submit the Adult Student Information Form;

  2. A staff member from the Richardson Adult Literacy Center will contact you once they review your form;

  3. Once you have been approved, you will take an oral and written assessment to determine the best level of class for you;

  4. You can enroll in the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters;

  5. Call 972-644-5119 for more information or email students@ralc.org.

Our Programs

Our Programs

English as a Second Language (ESL) for Adults 

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered in the fall and spring semesters to adults who live and/or work in Richardson and the surrounding North Texas communities. RALC’s ESL for Adults program offers beginning to advanced class levels where students learn to read, write, speak and understand English.

 

Online classes incorporate digital literacy into the curriculum, teaching students to utilize remote work, email, and presentation tools. 

 

Students must schedule and take a written and oral assessment with RALC staff before enrolling in ESL Classes for Adults.  We enroll new students prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters after determining their placement level. Interested students can complete the Adult Student Information Form to be contacted about upcoming assessment and registration dates.

Career Bridge

The Career Bridge program is for adults who are ready to enter the workforce via a career path. RALC offers this program to adult students to help them gain valuable job search training and knowledge about career paths. Our Student Success Coach and Career Bridge volunteer mentors help students select a career path, navigate resources to start or enhance an entrepreneurship, or prepare to enter higher learning or vocational training. Participants acquire skills such as building a resume, drafting a professional email, interviewing in English, using word processing software, applying for jobs online, budgeting, and workplace norms. Training on an online learning platform also strengthens students’ digital skills while complementing their core coursework.

For more information,  email students@ralc.org. 

English Conversation Classes

English Conversation Classes are available to those wanting to practice their speaking and listening skills.  A facilitator will lead students through the discussion material.   Conversation classes are available year-round.  Classes meet weekly for 1 hour each class. 

These classes are drop-in friendly.  For more information,  email students@ralc.org.

English Conversation Classes

English Conversation Classes are available to those wanting to practice their speaking and listening skills.  A facilitator will lead students through the discussion material.   Conversation classes are available year-round.  Classes meet weekly for 1 hour each class. 

These classes are drop-in friendly.  For more information,  email students@ralc.org.

ESL Book Club

ESL Book Club is for upper level students who want to improve their English language acquisition skills through group reading.  The Book Club facilitator will lead students through pre and post reading exercises such as vocabulary review and reading comprehension exercises, as well as taking turns reading the text aloud during the 1-hour session each week.

DIGITAL SKILLS READY @50

The DSR@50+ program is free for individuals who are 50 years of age or older.  The goal is to create a community of seniors empowered with the digital literacy skills they need to thrive.  Classes are held at various locations throughout the community.  

Individuals interested in classes can sign up by doing one of the following:

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Citizenship Test Prep Class

The Citizenship Test Prep Class is a 6-week class that is for those who are wanting to take the Citizenship test.  This class meets for 2 hours each week and is for those with an advanced level of English speaking, reading and understanding.  You must have a green card and have lived in the US for at least 5 years.  

Individuals interested in classes can sign up by doing one of the following:

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Advanced Writing

Advanced Writing classes are available to those wanting to practice their writing skills.  A facilitator will lead students through the writing material.  This class is available for students in levels 3 and up and is offered in both the fall and spring.  Classes meet for 1 1/2 hours each week. 

Individuals interested in classes can sign up by doing one of the following:

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Class Policies

Class Policies

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Class Attendance

Regular class attendance is important for learning progress. A student will be dropped for the semester after:

  • Consecutive absences from first 2 classes;

  • Consecutive absences of 4 or more classes during the semester;

  • Students should have at least 45 hours of class time to take the final.

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Class Sizes

Class sizes are limited for the best possible learning environment.

  • Waitlisted Students will be invited to join after the 2nd week of class if space becomes available.

  • New students cannot be added after 3rd week of class.

3

Electronic Translators

No electronic translators are allowed during class.

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