Become a Student

Student FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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  • Any adult who lives in Lincoln or Lancaster County can be a student at Lincoln Literacy. We also can help 16 and 17 year old people who are not in school.

  • No. We are a private organization. We believe that it is in our community’s best interest that everyone living here be able to communicate in English.

  • How do I sign up?

    Come to our scheduled registration and testing for English Classes on:

    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Lincoln Literacy
    745 S. 9th St.

    For more information, call

    During the registration, you will take a short English test. The test helps us know how much English you already know. It also will help your tutor pick the best lessons for you.

    Fall classes will start at the end of August, 2016.

  • Group English classes are free, you do not need to pay a fee. If you need 1-1 tutoring, we charge $20 when you sign up and take the short English test. That is the only fee we charge. We may be able to lower the fee or give you a scholarship. Tell us if you cannot pay the fee or if you came to the U.S. as a refugee. If you need a book for your class, we sell books for a discount. Most of our books are not expensive. We also have some scholarships to help pay for books. Tell us if you need help.

  • You can chose from group or one-to-one classes or you can take both.

    One-to-one: If you want to have your own tutor, there is usually a wait list. We will match you with a tutor as soon as we can.

    Groups: We also have group classes that you can start immediately, if there is space. For some groups, we provide childcare and transportation. Please call us for more information.

    We can tell you more about your choices when you come to our office to sign up.

  • If you are in a one-to-one match with a tutor, you will usually meet once a week for an hour. Most groups meet for 90 minutes, once a week.

  • Your English will get better if you meet with your tutor or group and study. You and your tutor will work together so that you can learn the English you need to do what is important to you. Some of our students get jobs or get better jobs, get driver’s licenses, pass the citizenship exam, learn to talk to doctors and nurses, learn to read notes from their kids’ schools, and make American friends. Some students go on to community college or four-year colleges.

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