Literacy Source partners in the community to reach adult learners where they live and work. In addition to our classes at our Learning Center, in elementary schools and in workplaces, we provide tutoring and Talk Times in various locations.
We currently provide one-on-one tutoring outside our Learning Center at the King County Correctional Facility.
King County Correctional Facility (KCCF): According to the Department of Justice, over 70% of inmates in America's prisons cannot read above a fourth grade level. Literacy Source partners with King County and Seattle Central College to provide tutoring for inmates participating in GED completion and ESOL classes at the King County Correctional Facility.
To volunteer to tutor at KCCF, contact Liz Wurster.
ENGLISH TALK TIME
Talk Time (or Conversation Classes) provides a safe learning environment for English Language Learners to try out their oral English and practice their listening skills. Conversation classes utilize community volunteers to engage participants in small group and one on one conversation. Topics are chosen around issues that are relevant to the participants and structured in a way to maximize and facilitate student conversation. The opportunity to practice oral English in a low-risk, supportive environment is essential to language acquisition - and provides participants with the opportunity to gain self-confidence in speaking skills. Our Talk Times are free and open to adults of all levels and don't require pre-registration. If you are interested in learning more, or in volunteering, please contact Sarah McCormick.
Literacy Source partners with the Seattle Public Library to offer three English Talk Times in the community:
Lake City Library: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Seattle Central Library: Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm
Beacon Hill Library: Saturdays, 10:30-12 pm
We also partner to provide Talk Time classes with:
Lake City Community Center: We partner with Sound Generations to offer a Talk Time for seniors every Wednesday from 10 to 11 am. Contact Claudine Wallace at Sound Generations for more information.
Fremont Library: Through a grant from the Tableau Foundation, we offer a Talk Time at the Fremont Library every Monday from 4 to 6 pm. To learn about joining as a student or volunteer, contact Kody Janney.