Literacy Council of Kingsport

Literacy Council of Kingsport

NLD ID #75159
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Contact Information

247 Broad Street
Suite 300 -1
Kingsport, TN 37660

Primary Contact

Dawn Blake

(423) 392-4643

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Friday, By appointment only

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Program Overview

The Literacy Council of Kingsport offers free one-to-one tutoring for adults and qualified children who want to improve their literacy skills as well as achieve their individual goals. A trained volunteer tutor is matched with each student at a location and time that meets the needs and schedules of the student and tutor.

Adult Basic Literacy Program - This program provides specialized, one-on-one tutoring instruction by trained volunteers for adults, who read at or below a fifth grade level. It utilizes a phonics-based reading program, Laubach Way to Reading, to help students develop basic reading and writing
skills at his or her own pace. Volunteers also work with students on achieving their individual goals like improving employability skills, enrolling in an adult or higher education program, engaging in their child's education, and volunteering in the community.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - This program teaches speakers of other languages to speak, read, understand, and write English to improve English language
proficiency and successfully integrate into a new culture. It utilizes Intercambio Adult ESL Curriculum, a 12-book English language curriculum that incorporates reading, writing, listening, and speaking as well as life skills and cultural tips in each lesson.

Other Classes:

1. Computer Programs:

    • Rosetta Stone Computer Program - This computer program helps speakers of other languages learn English by using reading, vocabulary, speech recognition and writing lessons.
    • Typing Computer Program - This computer program helps students learn to type, develop and improve keyboarding skills.

2. English Conversation Classes:

    • Peer-to-Peer Conversation Groups - These conversation groups helps speakers of other languages practice speaking English with other students and a teacher in a group setting.
    • Citizenship Classes - This program helps students complete the application, study for the Citizenship test and interview in a group setting.
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Cost Info

Materials are provided at no cost to students.

This program listing was last updated: February 16, 2023.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my math skills
  • Become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online