About our Programs
Registration is held throughout the year, and new classes are regularly added to the schedule.
Classes are offered all school year (August-May). The fee paid by students upon registration covers all classes that the student takes
during the school year. Materials are provided in most classes, though some may require a textbook.
Basic Literacy: 1 x 1 Tutoring in Reading, Writing, or Math
Basic Literacy tutoring is for the adult student who is not yet reading, writing, or computating at a functional level. "BL" students register and complete a pre-test to highlight their incoming skills before being placed on a Wait List until a 1 x 1 tutor is matched. Tutors are matched based on the student's needs and availability. Once matched, the pair meets to improve basic education skills for about three hours each week.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The ESL program emphasizes skill development in English reading, writing, and speaking. Typically, ESL students enroll in three classes: ESL Instruction, Reading & Writing practice, and Conversation. Classes are offered in morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Classes are grouped by ESL level, 0 - 5. Students progress through levels at their own pace.
High School Equivalency Prepration
Did you know that there are three High School Equivalency options available in Texas? Students who have not earned a High School Diploma have the option of signing up for the GED, TASC, or HiSET Exam. The Literacy Council will provide an overview of these three tests while specifically preparing students for the GED. GED classes meet two days per week to improve skills in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science. Classes are offered at different levels based on students' incoming skills. Classes run for the full academic year. GED enrollment is closed for the current academic year. We will begin registering for the next year in July.
Basic Computer Skills
Classes in Basic Computer Skills cover an introduction to personal computer use, including PC hardware and software, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, navigating the Internet, and email.
U.S. Citizenship Preparation
Citizenship classes are ideal for the student who is is preparing to apply, or has recently applied, for U.S. citizenship. Classes focus on American history, civics, and the English language. Classes are offered during the full academic year.
Through a partnership with Houston Community College and the Houston Center for Literacy, the Literacy Council now hosts Community Based Job Training (CBJT) career certification courses. These fast-pased, intensive instruction classes prepare students to enter high-demand careers upon graduation. This is a grant funded program. Enrollment has closed for the current academic year. Complete the contact form to stay updated as current classes are offered!
Literacy Council classes are offered in many sites across Fort Bend County.
Students who are interested in a specific Outreach location should call the Literacy Council to learn more about registration and availability.