English and Adult Education
All CASA’s classes utilize a combination of communicative task-based learning and Popular Education techniques.
Lessons are focused upon concrete and practical everyday experiences. Students, as adults, come to class with experiences they are encouraged to share and peer teach while performing tasks. Class materials are geared towards student’s life experiences and promote both civic engagement and community empowerment.
Intensive Life Skills ESOL Program
The goal of CASA’s Life Skills ESOL Program is to improve participants’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English so that they may become more financially independent, increase their employability, better integrate into U.S. society, and achieve their personal goals. Classes provide adult-learners with the skills to apply English accurately and appropriately in a variety of places including but not limited to home, community, and workplace settings.
Life Skills ESOL Classes
Are offered in four 8-week sessions per year: Fall One (August to October), Fall Two (October to December), Winter (January to March), and Spring (March to May). The two hour classes meet four times a week for a total of eight hours of instruction per week. Students can enroll in either the evening, morning or Saturday classes.
Are currently held at Northwood High School where levels Basic to 5 are offered Monday through Thursday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Childcare is provided for students with children ages 2-10 years for the evening classes.