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Adult Learning in District 26


River Trails School District 26 offers many programs to students and families outside of school hours. We realize that the role the school plays in the community does not end with the closing bell. 


We are proud to say that we offer differentiated adult ESL classes throughout the school year to District families and community members. These courses are differentiated based on student need and free of charge. Our very own teachers lead the adult classes. Simultaneously, another group of talented educators provide focused student activities for students in the areas of cooperative learning, STEM, arts, and literacy. The kids are having fun while parents are away learning. 


The  fifteen week, 2 semester course has a goals of minimizing the language barrier between school and home, making community connections, and providing a safe learning environment for our families. 


At the end of the fall semester, we surveyed our students. We are proud to say the 100% of our students feel their have improved their English conversation, reading, and writing skills. Over the course of the semester, 372 hours of learning took place. On March 5th we successfully launched our spring semester, and the learning has reignited!


Please take a moment to hear from a few of our adult learners and their teacher!


Sandra Cordova, grandmother of a 4th grade student at Euclid

 

1)   Why is learning English important to you?

“Learning English for me is important because if my English is advanced, I can get a better job or a better position in the job that I have.”

 

2)   What have you learned?

“I’m learning pronunciation and grammar.”

 

3)   What would you tell someone who was considering taking English classes?

“If you want to get ahead, you have to learn English, and especially if you have kids or grandkids like me.”

 

4)   What was your favorite memory from the English classes?

“The enthusiasm that my teacher has to teach the classes.”

 

 

Ofelia Perfecto, parent of a 1st grade student at Euclid

 

1)   Why is learning English important to you?

“To help my children with their homework, to go to the doctor, and things like that.”

 

2)   What have you learned?

“The basics.”

 

3)   What would you tell someone who was considering taking English classes?

“You should come.  It’s a great program and the teachers are very nice.”

 

4)   What was your favorite memory from the English classes?

“The teachers have experience and patience.”

 

 

 

Choudhary Phanindra Roy, grandfather of a 4th grade student at Indian Grove

 

1)   Why is learning English important to you?

“Learning English is important for conversations with others.”

 

2)   What have you learned?

“How to express myself to others.”

 

3)   What would you tell someone who was considering taking English classes?

“They should join classes to end their hesitation.”

 

4)   What was your favorite memory from the English classes?

“People from different places meet each other.”

 

 

 

Iryna Ukhach, parent of a 1st grade student at Euclid

 

1)   Why is learning English important to you?

“So I can communicate freely and understand people.”

 

2)   What have you learned?

“Many new words.”

 

3)   What would you tell someone who was considering taking English classes?

“The atmosphere is good and friendly.”

 

4)   What was your favorite memory from the English classes?

“The teachers are very friendly.  It is great to have easily available classes.”

 

 

Jen Ceisel, ESL Teacher


"It is an honor for me to be a part of this program.  I am inspired every day by the adult students who come to class on top of many work and family responsibilities.  They model the importance of education and investing in yourself. They are an amazing example for their children, for me and for all of RTSD26!" 


 


River Trails LogoRiver Trails School District 26 Adult English Classes

 

Fall 2019

 


 

Who? All River Trails School District Families

What? Learning English at your level
Where? Classes are held at Euclid Elementary School
When? 6pm-7:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 12th -November 5th.
How much? $10 covers books and childcare

 Picture of  the 18-10 Adult English Class participantsPicture of  the 18-10 Adult English Class participants