English as a Second Language

Any woman, age 17+, who wishes to learn to read, write and speak English is welcome to register at the Dominican Literacy Center. Students are individually tested and receive materials targeted to their goals and learning level. Students come for tutoring for 1 1/2 hours a week, and may also participate in twice-weekly Conversation Classes.

The women who come to the Dominican Literacy Center are immigrants from many countries. Students have come to the Center from Mexico, Guatemala, Columbia, Argentina, Venezuela, Poland, Russia, and Vietnam. The majority of students were born in Mexico. All of the women have a common desire: to be able to communicate in their new country. Women who come to the Dominican Literacy Center put themselves on the path to a successful life in their new country. Learning English language skills helps the women to become informed mothers, confident workers, and full participants in life in the United States.

Important Facts

  • Tutors and students meet for 1 1/2 hours per week
  • Students may attend a weekly conversation class
  • Women check out bilingual books to read to their children
  • DLC Staff members are always ready to help out!

Tutors select a weekly 90 minute tutoring time which fits their schedules.

Dominican Literacy Center tutoring sessions are held:
Mondays: 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 1:00PM & 7:00PM
Tuesdays: 9:30AM, 11:00AM, & 7:00PM
Wednesdays: 9:30AM, 11:00AM, & 1:00PM
Thursdays: 9:30AM, 11:00AM, & 1:00PM
Fridays: 9:30AM

**Tutoring sessions run from September through May.

Register for Women’s ESL (English as a Second Language) Tutoring Program