ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
Mastering reading, writing, and comprehension of the English language can unlock a future of greater potential through access to better job opportunities.
Due to our unique model at Indy Reads, our ELL Community Classrooms offer both highly individualized lesson plans that incorporate the goals of each student and sensory-cognitive instruction, which allows students to progress faster. The same instruction that we provide our literacy students also improves progress with ELL students, especially since English is not a phonetic language.
Students attend class 6 hours a week in person or online. An Indy Reads teacher facilitates the overall lesson while trained tutors and AmeriCorps WorkLiteracy Coaches work with students in small groups. Tutors enable the instructor to teach at a pace appropriate to each student, rather than being forced to teach to the majority. When students reach a comfortable level in both reading and listening, they are eligible for our HSE Diploma program. Our Student Navigator can also connect students to certification programs or college education programs.
Our vision to Make Indianapolis 100% Literate will give everyone the necessary skills for a greater quality of life. For more information about Indy Reads, call (317) 384-1496 or fill out our English intake form. The same form is available in other languages below:
Evening Virtual (Zoom)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm-8:30pm
Start Date: 08/08/2022 (ongoing class)
Daniel Webster (12 weeks)
Start Date: August 23 End Date: November 17
Morning Virtual (Zoom)
Start Date: 08/10/2022 (ongoing class)
At Your School, Inc (AYS, Inc) has committed to offering interviews and preferential placement for their Youth Development Associate job openings for adult learners who enroll in English classes and reach a high intermediate to advanced level with Indy Reads.
The AYS mission is to keep kids safe while providing them with fun and enriching experiences that help them develop socially and emotionally. When you join the AYS team, you get the opportunity to help drive this mission and make a real, lasting impact on the families in our community. Through their robust training program, many professional development opportunities, and on-site experience, you will gain the necessary skills to help you advance your own career.
- FREE before- and after-school programming for your children
- Potential availability to work at the same program where your children are attending
- Bilingual (English and Spanish) Youth Development Leaders and Associates receive a $0.50 hourly pay increase after 3 months and $500 bonus after 6 months!
- Full- and part-time positions with morning and afternoon shifts across central Indiana
- Career pathways allow for promotions within the organization
- Generous paid time off
- Full health benefits