English as a Second Language Program and Classes

Madison Community ESL (English as a Second Language)

Classes Start September 19, 2017

Do you want to learn to speak English? Is communicating with your employer and children’s teachers difficult?

Join the Madison Community English as a Second Language (ESL) program. This class is for anyone who wants to learn English. We have a beginner and an advanced class.

Classes begin on September 19, 2017 and will be every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Madison High School, 800 NE 9th Street. Childcare is provided.

The class will focus on:

  • Helping you in your day to day activities (work, doctors, banks, stores)
  • Helping you prepare for job interviews
  • Helping you speak to your children’s teachers
  • Helping you read and write English

The environment will focus on respect and safety, so you will feel comfortable learning. Costs are affordable at $25 for the entire program. In some instances, this may be paid by your employer.

Email registration forms to kari@madisonworks.com. Call 256-0797 with questions.


Clases empiezan el 19 de septiembre

¿Quiere Ud. Hablar Inglés?

¿Es difícil comunicar con su empleado o los maestros de sus hijos?

Únase con la comunidad de madison en el programa de inglés como Segundo Lenguaje. Esta clase es para cualquier que quiere aprender inglés. Hay clases de niveles primera y avanzada.

Clases empiezan el 19 de septiembre, - los martes y jueves - de 6 – 7:30 de la noche - en la escuela secundaria de Madison - se proporciona cuidado de niños

Esta clase le ayudara • Comunicar durante los actividades diarias (el trabajo, el doctor, el banco, compras) • Prepararse para las entrevistas de trabajo • Hablar con los maestros de sus hijos • Leer y escribir en inglés

Con un ambiente del respeto y la seguridad, Ud. se sentirá cómodo de aprendizaje. Solamente cuesta $25 por todo el programa y en algunos casos, su empleado lo pagará.

Mande solicitudes de aplicaciones a kari@madisonworks.com. Llame a 256-0797 con preguntas.

Registration Forms/solicitudes de aplicaciones :

LAIC starts ESL class to help Madison workforce Article courtesy of the Madison Daily Leader, published on October 23, 2015.


Why the ESL Program Is So Important to Our Community

The Madison community continues to become more diverse. Our businesses, schools, hospital, restaurants and stores are finding it increasingly difficult to communicate with non-English speaking residents and employees.

At the LAIC, we wanted to help these entities as well as make life easier for those who don’t speak English.

Madison did not previously have an ESL program and we recognized one was greatly needed. We reached out to the Department of Labor, Career Learning Center, Madison Central School District and Dakota State University for guidance and assistance. They were in full agreement a program was needed.

A Madison Community ESL board was established and board members include Jacy Fry, DSU International Programs; Jim Baltzer, Department of Labor and Regulation; Sandy Salley, Career Learning Center, Janel Guse, Madison Elementary Principal and Julie Gross, Lake Area Improvement Corporation.

Our mission is basic: “To provide English training for speakers of other languages in the Madison community and surrounding areas with the intention of improving communication for the school district and workforce while empowering non-English speaking community members and growing the success of the community as a whole.”

For more information about classes call 605-256-0797.

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