Classes Offered through Abington Free Library - Ongoing Events for Students
Classes for English Language Learners
Improve your English while learning about U.S. culture and government.
Conversation Classes for Beginning and Intermediate Students:
Mondays 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. A team of teachers, including Beverly Willett, Donna Hower, and John Fontain, helps students improve their reading, writing, and conversational skills as they discuss current events.
Tuesdays 10:30 – noon Experienced teachers, Bruce Brownell, Gerrie Greene, Andrea Shafron and Erika Witt lead this interactive class aimed at encouraging students to practice their English skills in a supportive environment.
Writing Class: All levels
Tuesdays 12:30 – 2 p.m. English teacher, Bruce Brownell, encourages students to express themselves as they improve their English skills.
Advanced English: Intermediate and Advanced Students
Wednesdays 10 – noon Ellen Grosskurth, experienced ESL teacher, utilizes readings and discussions to explore English vocabulary and grammar. Open to upper-level students only.
For Literacy Volunteers:
A Tour of Online Resources with tutor and retired high school librarian, Denice Bohl Monday, April 10, 2-4 pm and Monday, April 24, 7-9 pm.
HiSet – the new High School Equivalency Test Thursday, May 11, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm
Annual Student and Tutor Recognition Reception Always a special evening – Wednesday, June 7, 7-9 pm
Advanced English Conversation: for Intermediate and Advanced Students
Wednesdays 10 – noon Ellen Grosskurth, who has extensive experience teaching English to foreign-born students.
Opportunities to Get Involved:
Become a Literacy Volunteer – Look for future Tutor Trainings. Become a Fundraising Volunteer - Help with our on-going fundraising efforts - Join a small group of dedicated volunteers to review funding opportunities and write grant applications. Join a small group of dedicated volunteers to review funding opportunities and write grant applications. Grant writing experience preferred, but not required.