Madison Community Language Learning Classes

Spanish - Madison Community Language Learning Classes

We will be contacting local businesses, gauging community interest, and sending out a survey this fall. In order for residents and businesses to communicate better, we have been receiving questions about having Spanish Language Classes.

We are working through the process to see if we can facilitate spring 2022 Spanish Language Classes for community and businesses. This class would focus on the same categories as the English Learning Classes but in Spanish.

English - Madison Community Language Learning Classes

We will announce any potential Fall 2021 session as we get closer to summer 2021. Classes are currently on hold due to COVID-19.

Anunciaremos cualquier sesión potencial de otoño de 2021 a medida que nos acerquemos al verano de 2021. Las clases están actualmente en espera debido a COVID-19.


Our last session was held February 18, 2020 through May 7, 2020.

If you are interested in joining our team as a teacher, classroom assistant, childcare assistant or volunteer, contact the LAIC.

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

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Registro | Registration

formulario de inscripción para la primavera de 2020

Registration form for Spring 2020 (Registration will close after the 2nd day of class - February 22nd.)

¿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 “El inglés como Segundo Lenguaje.” Esta clase es para personas que quieren aprender el inglés. Es una clase de nivel primera.

Clases empiezan el 18 de febrero, 2020

  • La dirección: United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 304 Egan Avenue, Madison, SD
  • Los martes y jueves 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Cuidado de niños está provisto.

Esta clase le ayudará:

  • Comunicar durante las actividades diarias (el trabajo, el doctor, el banco, las 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 $55 por todo el programa y en algunos casos, su empleado lo pagará. Mande solicitudes de aplicaciones a Llame a 256-0797 con preguntas.

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 included (at that time) 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.

Over the years, the program has had the following sponsors. Thank you sponsors for your past and present support!

  • Advantage South Dakota
  • Interlakes Area United Way
  • Shopko Foundation

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.

Classes started September, 2015 with spring and fall classes offered.

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