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Student FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • 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?

    Intakes and Assessments (Registration & Testing) are held twice a week.

    Lincoln Literacy, 745 S. 9th Street
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Bennett Martin Public Library
    136 S. 14th Street
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • English classes and 1-1 tutoring is free. If you need a book for your class, we sell books for a discount. Most of our books are not expensive.

  • 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.