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adult class literacy - CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE/ESL Program – The City University of New York


The National Literacy Directory helps individuals find local literacy and education programs and GED testing centers in their area. The directory contains over 7,000 educational agencies located across the United States. To find programs, users search by zip code, or city and state; and distance. The search can be further refined by topic and the type of learning experience. Transformation in 52 Weeks. Graduates of Adult Literacy Classes walk out with holistically-transformed lives. In addition to learning 5th-grade level reading, writing, and math, students are empowered with the knowledge needed to save money and increase income.

The Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest most diverse population of any library in the United States. Through its Central Library and 72 branches, the Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities. Adult literacy can change everything. Health. Gender equality. Poverty. Every important social issue is impacted by low literacy. When individuals learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers, they have the power to lift themselves out of poverty, lower health care costs, find and keep sustainable employment, and ultimately change their lives.

Literacy data published by UNESCO displays that since 1950, the adult literacy rate at the world level has increased by 5 percentage points every decade on average, from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in 2015. However, for four decades, the population growth was so rapid that the number of illiterate adults kept increasing, rising from 700 million in 1950 to 878 million in 1990. Types and Levels of Classes. The Adult Literacy Program at 14 campuses of CUNY provides three areas of instruction. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Designed for immigrants seeking to improve their abilities to speak, understand, read and write the English language, classes are offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

We provide over 50 weekly drop-in classes in 19 different locations for English Conversation and English language literacy (ESOL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED, math, and computer skills throughout Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. We also offer civics education for students working towards becoming U.S. citizens. Adult Literacy Program. The Adult Literacy Program is a partnership with the New York City Adult Literacy Initiative (NYCALI), the City’s system for providing literacy and English language services for adults and out-of-school youth over the age of 16.