Become an LCMC Student

 
 

Are you an adult who lives or works in Maryland and needs a reading and writing tutor, English class or tutor, help preparing for the GED, or job skills training?

 

Take an ESL Class

 
 
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About ESL Classes with LCMC

LCMC provides free English as a second language classes, consisting of 60 total hours of instruction and taught by TESOL-certified teachers, to any Maryland resident who need to improve their English speaking, listening comprehension, writing, and/or reading comprehension. For more detailed information about this program’s most frequently asked questions, please click here.

Take an ESL Class

Classes are provided seasonally and all students must attend the registration and testing date for the class they want to attend and complete. After reviewing the policies of the classroom program, you can see our most current offering of available classes to identify a class location and schedule that works for you. Please contact Rishan Habte, Intake and Assessment Manager, at rishan@lcmcmd.org or (301) 610-0030 with any additional questions.

 

ESL Tutoring

 
 
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About ESL Tutoring

One of our most in-demand programs, adults who did not grow up speaking English as their primary language and need to improve on their speaking, listening comprehension, writing, or reading comprehension of English can be paired for free with a volunteer tutor trained to teach English as a second language, meeting the individualized need of the student’s pace and learning style.

Get an English as a second language tutor

All of our students are given a placement assessment to determine what level and style of instruction best meets their needs. If you or someone you know needs assistance learning or improving upon their English proficiency skills, please contact Ruth Seidenspinner, Tutoring Program Manager, at ruth@lcmcmd.org or (301) 610-0030 to schedule an appointment for a placement test and getting paired with a tutor.

 

Basic Literacy Tutoring

 
 
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About Basic literacy tutoring

For those adults who grew up speaking English fluently but struggle with basic reading and writing below a 5th grade level, we provide free tutoring that is curriculum-based but individualized and flexible to move and adjust to the student’s pace and learning style. Tutor/student pairs meet for two hours a week at a mutually accessible public location (usually a library).

Get A Basic Literacy Tutor

All of our students are given a placement assessment to determine what level and style of instruction best meets their needs. If you or someone you know needs assistance learning or improving upon reading and writing skills, please contact Ruth Seidenspinner at ruth@lcmcmd.org or (301) 610-0030 to schedule an appointment for a placement test and getting paired with a tutor.

 
 

LC Chats - English Conversation

 
 
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A safe place to practice speaking english

Speaking a new language can be so exciting, but you need a safe space to practice. LC Chats is just that. It is a walk-in, year-round program that meets across the county in libraries, community centers, and churches. If you need to practice your English, please reach out to Ruth Seidenspinner, our Tutor Program Manager, at ruth@lcmcmcd.org for more details about LC Chats.

 

Prepare for the GED

 
 
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it’s never too late - get your high school diploma

If you have been putting off your GED, LCMC has you covered. We don’t do GED in a traditional “classroom” style. Instead, you work at your own pace with a volunteer tutor who has been trained and who is ready to help you achieve this critical accomplishment.

Join a GED Class

For more information on when and where you can prepare for the GED exam with an LCMC tutor, click here.

 

Learn Computer Skills

 

Take a Computer Class

 
 
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Digital literacy is literacy in the 21st century

Knowing your way around a computer and being able to do simple tasks like sending an email or uploading a resume online are no longer tasks you can go without. At LCMC, we know that basic digital literacy is just as important to succeed here as English literacy. If you need to pick up some basic computer skills, please contact Denise Hill, Director of Community Impact, at denise@lcmcmd.org.

 
 

Skill-Based Workshops

 
 
Financial Literacy workshop provided by LCMC and CASA de Maryland at Gaithersburg Library, February 2019.

Financial Literacy workshop provided by LCMC and CASA de Maryland at Gaithersburg Library, February 2019.

 
 

LCMC works with community partners and professionals in various fields to provide life and job skill workshops like financial literacy, workplace safety, and public health literacy. If you have an idea for a single-day or half-day workshop you would like to provide for adult learners of basic literacy, English as a second language, or essential workplace skills, please contact Gabriel Martinez Cabrera, Executive Director, at gabriel@lcmcmd.org.