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Literacy Project expands ESL course offerings, class times

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The Literacy Project of Eagle County is adding a Saturday morning ESL class in the Avon library.

AVON – The Literacy Project of Eagle County is adding a weekend ELS class, and expanding some of its other classes.

A Saturday morning class for English as a Second Language learners at the Avon Public Library. The Saturday class in Avon is offered in addition to its four ESL classes already in place around the county.

"Adding a Saturday class in Avon will provide expanded access to literacy services for underserved communities and working families," said Colleen Gray, executive director of The Literacy Project.

The Literacy Project helps Eagle County residents improve literacy skills with ESL classes in the Avon, Eagle and Gypsum public libraries.

"The direct effects of our programs can be seen in the daily lives of our students who are finding employment, keeping employment, staying healthy and engaging in our schools and the community," Gray said.

One-To-One Tutoring Available

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In addition to weekly ESL classes, The Literacy Project offers free, confidential one-to-one tutoring. More than 200 adult students are currently include both people learning English, and native English speakers improving their reading and writing skills, Gray said.

Overall, the Literacy Project currently serves more than 800 students of all ages through their six key literacy programs.

The Literacy Project has been in Eagle County for more than 25 years, helping people improve their reading, writing and English as a second language skills through our six key learning programs: One-to-one tutoring, ESL/ESOL classes, Study Friends, Reading Buddies, Middle School Math Tutorial and Raising a Reader.

The Literacy Project

The Literacy Project offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adult students who would like to improve their English language reading and speaking skills. Free English classes are open to all learning levels and language backgrounds.

The Avon Library

Mondays: 6-7 p.m.

Saturdays: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The Eagle Library

Tuesdays: 6-8 p.m.

The Gypsum Library

Mondays: 6-8 p.m.

Saturdays: 10-11:30 a.m.

For information, go to http://www.literacyprojecteaglecounty.org, or call 970-949-5026 or 970-688-0118 (Eagle/Gypsum).