English as a Second Language Program and Classes

Madison Community ESL (English as a Second Language)

Classes Start January 9, 2018

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 January 9, 2018 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:

  • Daily communication (work, doctors, banks, stores)
  • Communication with co-workers
  • Speaking with your children’s teachers
  • Helping you read and write English

Feel comfortable learning English in a respectful and relaxed environment. The spring session runs from January 9 to April 26. The registration fee is $25 for the entire program. In some instances, the registration fee may be paid by your employer.

Email completed registration forms to kari@madisonworks.com or bring them to class to be filled out. Call Kari at 256-0797 with questions.


Clases empiezan el 9 de enero

¿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 9 de enero,

  • 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 incluyendo libros y otros materiales, y en algunos casos, su empleado lo pagará.

Se puede enviar las aplicaciones por correo electrónico a kari@madisonworks.como traerlas a clase. Llame a 256-0797 con preguntas. Ofrecemos cuidado de niños mientras está en clase.

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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