Casa de Amistad Adult ESL, GED in Spanish, and Family Literacy Program

Casa de Amistad Adult ESL, GED in Spanish, and Family Literacy Program

NLD ID #84137

Contact Information

PO Box 841
Athens, GA 30603

Primary Contact

Stephanie Paladino

(706) 621-5464

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Program Overview

Casa de Amistad offers free ESL classes for adults, as well as GED preparation classes in Spanish in a community-based setting. Family literacy activities aimed at primarily Latinx/Hispanic and other immigrants are also offered. ESL classes are designed to improve speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing skills for everyday living. Classes are offered for different levels of English proficiency and at times and locations in the community easily accessible to busy adults juggling family, work, and studies. Some classes are offered in collaboration with the local school district to help strengthen parents' abilities to support their children's education. ESL instruction is by professional ESL teachers with specialized training and experience which may be supplemented by community volunteers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, instruction has switched to online and is tailored for adults mainly accessing by smartphone. They will return to in-person and or hybrid modes when conditions permit. Casa de Amistad's GED preparation classes are taught in Spanish to prepare students to take the GED exams in Spanish. These are also taught by a professional instructors augmented by qualified volunteers when possible. These are also currently online and will switch to hybrid modes or in-person as conditions permit.

For more information: or call 706-621-5464

Cost Info

No Cost

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"I recently obtained my GED. This was one of my personal goals and I became convinced that I could achieve everything I set my mind to. It was a new challenge for me, since the classes were online due to the health situation worldwide. However, this was not an obstacle. I was able to use the tools that were available to us to help us prepare. I can say that it is not entirely easy. Nothing worthwhile in life is easy. Everything requires effort. In this country, we have to work very hard. But we should never be discouraged from wanting to get ahead. Everything is possible when we put in the extra effort for what we long for. I am very grateful to God, to Casa de Amistad, and all the teachers for helping us achieve our goals." (2021)

This program listing was last updated: February 17, 2022.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Help my child learn
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my math skills
  • Volunteer at a program

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online
  • Instruction in multiple languages