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Marion County Literacy Council

Listing Last Update: August 26, 2020


120 SW 5th Street
Ocala, FL 34471

Primary Contact

Yamila Acosta

(352) 690-7323

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • TV
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The ABE program helps adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members and citizens. This program emphasis the basic skills needed for everyday living such as: reading, writing, math, English language competency, and problem-solving. The classes cover a wide range of subjects depending upon the needs and goals of the students. For example, some students want to read to their children and help them with schoolwork. Others want to prepare for the written driver's license exam or understand printed forms. Each students sets their own personal goals

General Education Degree Preparation

The GED program prepares students for the general equivalency exam. Students are paired with a tutor who works with them at their pace to prepare for the 5 subject test while teaching them to test taking skills needed to overcome test anxiety and promote success. Students are evaluated upon registration and progress is checked periodically to ensure they are moving closer to their goal of passing the GED. Some students may need only a few months of preparation and other may need years to reach their goals – each are tutored specific to their needs.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The ESOL- Program helps adults; non native speakers who want to improve their comprehension of written and spoken English in order to become more self-sufficient and engaged, better informed and better able to participate in the life of the community. The ESOL Program offers classes for beginners to advance students. A more specific, conversational English class is now offered to help students communicate more effectively in social and work settings.

And More...

The Literacy Council offers a number of other programs throughout the year including workshops in citizenship, basic computing, financial literacy, health literacy and college and career coaching. In the next year they will be adding programs targeting Family and Workplace Literacy. These additions will not only expand the outreach of the organization, but more specifically target the needs of the students they are seeing.

Hours of operation: 8:00am-4:00pm

Cost info: $40 registration fee to cover books and assessment

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