English as a Second Language - Community Organizations

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MCCSC Adult Education at Broadview Learning Center (BLC)

Address705 W. Coolidge Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403

The Monroe County Community School Corporation Adult Education program offers individualized instruction and guidance to teen and adult learners who seek to improve basic skills or learn new ones to create better opportunities for themselves and their families.

The Broadview Learning Center offers the following services:

  • FREE Adult Basic Education/TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) classes (formerly GED)
  • FREE ESL (English as a Second Language) classes
  • FREE Teen Learning Center (TLC) Programs
  • Workforce Development
  • Evening Computer Classes
  • Volunteer Training and Opportunities
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Practical English Tutorials (PET)

AddressLeo Dowling International Center
111 S. Jordan St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Consultants are available to answer questions for individuals who are learning English as a second or third language. The service is first- come, first-served and provides help with communicating at places like local banks, post offices, restaurants or stores.

Contactintlcent [at] indiana.edu
Additional Contactoverseas [at] iu.edu
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The Bloomington Beacon

AddressP.O. Box 2363
Bloomington, In 47402

The purpose of Bloomington Beacon shall be: --To provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for the Latino community in south-central Indiana by: 1. Fostering English/Spanish biculturalism, bilingualism and biliteracy among residents in south-central Indiana by performing educational outreach and teaching grammatically correct Spanish; 2. Creating and maintaining a center called ?Escuelita Para Todos? as a venue for social and educational programs of interest to the Latino communities in the Bloomington area; 3. Establishing and operating a business guild to support businesses owned by and/or catering to Latino people; 4. Creating and operating informational Websites to promote the business guild and the center and to support the civil, labor, and human rights of Latinos in south-central Indiana by providing detailed information, accurate news, and commentary. 

--El propósito de Bloomington Beacon será: Proporcionar oportunidades educativas, económicas y culturales para la comunidad latina en el centro y sur de Indiana por medio del fomento de Inglés/Español en su forma de biculturalismo,y bilingüismo entre los residentes del centro y sur de Indiana realizando la extensión educativa y la enseñanza gramatical correcta del español creando y manteniendo un centro para la comunidad llamado " Escuelita Para Todos " como un lugar para los programas sociales y educativos de interés para las comunidades latinas en Bloomington y sus alrededores. Establecer y operar un gremio empresarial para apoyar a las empresas propiedad o que dan servicios a la comunidad latina. Creación y operación de sitios web informativos para promover la alianza de negocios y el centro de la comunidad y para apoyar el orden civil, laboral, y los derechos humanos de los latinos en el centro-sur de Indiana, proporcionando información detallada, noticias exactas, y de comentario."
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Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)

AddressMonroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47408

VITAL offers the following services:

  • One-to-one tutoring - Trained tutors help individual learners set goals, gain essential literacy skills, and increase their confidence.
  • New Reader Support Group - An opportunity for new readers to gather and exchange their thoughts and ideas in a supportive and confidential group
  • Additional Tutor Training - In-services are offered in the area of computing, GED tutoring, Laubach Method, and English as a second language
  • Introduction to Tutoring for Volunteers
  • Brown Bag Lunches
ContactVITAL, Monroe County Public Library
vital [at] monroe.lib.in.us
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