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Adult Literacy


Adult Literacy Services

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Adult Literacy Program (ALP)

Work one on one with an adult tutor to improve your reading and literacy skills. Tutors meet with students in any branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. This service is free. They meet twice a week for 1 to 1½ hours at a time for a minimum of six months.

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Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

This is a self-guided program for adults with limited English skills. Students use books and videos to help them achieve English literacy skills. There is no time limit for this program, and our staff provides assistance as needed.

Mother and young toddler using a computer

Families for Literacy (FFL)

Parents of children under the age of five who are enrolled in our Adult Literacy or Limited English Proficiency program are eligible for free children's books. Our tutors and staff teach students how to read to their children.

Upcoming Adult Literacy Events

Adult Literacy
Every Monday - Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Walk-in Tutors: Free 15-20 minute tutoring sessions for adults 19 and older. Tutors can help with reading, writing, and conversation skills...


Adult Literacy
August 16, 2018 12:00PM to 1:30PM
English Conversation Class                               ...


Adult Literacy
Every Thursday, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join us for coffee and English conversation! Practice speaking English in an enjoyable and relaxing setting.Únase a nosotros para el café y...


Adult Literacy
Thursdays at Noon
Practice your English in a small group setting with an experienced instructor.


Adult Literacy
Every Thursday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Learners reinforce their pronunciation and conversation skills with special attention to global events. Participation is expected as...


Adult Literacy
Thursdays at 1:00
Practice your English conversation skills with others. The class is led by a volunteer tutor.


Adult Literacy
Thursdays, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Would you like to learn or practice English? Come to our free English classes to improve your pronunciation and expand your vocabulary...


Adult Literacy
Every Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m.
Learners learn basic writing skills that include: punctuation, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure. They learn to express themselves...


Adult Literacy
Thursdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Work one-on-one with a tutor or just practice your English. 


Adult Literacy
Every Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.
Learners study basic grammar and punctuation rules, including sentence structure, clauses, phrases, and verb tenses.Gramatica de Ingles:...


Adult Literacy
Every Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.
Learners learn to enunciate a variety of words for everyday use.Pronunciacion del Ingles:  Los estudiantes aprenden a enunciar...


Adult Literacy
Thursdays 3:30 to 4:30pm
Would you like to learn or practice English? Come to our FREE English classes. Improve your pronunciation and expand your vocabulary while...


Adult Literacy
Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. except holidays.
Improve your English skills conversing with others. All levels are welcome.


Adult Literacy
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00-6:45 p.m.
A by-registration-only class dedicated to preparing students for the U.S. Citizenship Test. Participants will become familiar with the...


August 16, 2018 6:00PM to 7:00PM
All ESL adults welcome.  Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed, supportive environment.  


Adult Literacy
Thursdays at 6:00pm
Practice speaking English in a small group. Learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation. No registration required. Just stop by!


Adult Literacy
August 17, 2018 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Free English conversation workshop. TAUGHT IN KOREAN.For more information, contact our Literacy Center at (213) 228-7037 x03.


Adult Literacy Services in the Central Library and branches are made possible through the generosity of Caroline Singleton.