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:

Spanish Intake Form

French Intake Form

Burmese Intake Form

Arabic Intake Form

Chinese Intake Form

Portuguese Intake Form

Japanese Intake Form

Hindi Intake Form

Swahili Intake Form

Turkish Intake Form

Urdu Intake Form

Yoruba Intake Form

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