Literacy for Adults

The Literacy for Adults Program

Designed for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) pursuing basic literacy skills, U.S. Citizenship, and Higher Educational Opportunities.

The Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut strives to provide you and your family with all the educational skills and life tools that you need to achieve your goals – for U.S. citizenship, for your GED degree or higher educational pursuits, and for employment opportunities so that you can adapt and merge more easily into American society. All of our LITERACY FOR ADULTS PROGRAMS are available to any adult (18 years and older) who resides in the Greater Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, West Haven Area, and are free of charge.

Our trained volunteer tutors will focus on building your reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills, and will tailor lessons to your individual needs. If you are interested in becoming a student, you can download the Student Information Form, complete as much of the form as you are able, save the form to your computer, and then attach the form to an email and send that to We will review your form and discuss your needs with you before placement in our program.

Please note: The ESOL Program primarily offers one-on-one (individual) tutoring scheduled at the convenience of the tutor and you. You may meet at the Center or at another location that’s convenient to both, or online. We also offer small classes covering a variety of topics such as grammar, pronunciation, and conversation practice. Please contact our office for more information on our class offerings. Your enrollment in any of our programs at the Center will remain confidential.

Information on upcoming live classes will be posted below as it becomes available.

To watch pre recorded classes on YouTube, click here.
The ESL Program

The ESOL Program

Our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program focuses on English for students who are not native English speakers. If you are interested in becoming a student, you can download the Student Information form, complete as much as you are able, and email it to
The GED and Basic Literacy Program

The Basic Literacy Program