Students

Every year more than 250 students come to Mid-State Literacy Council to study with a tutor or take a small class to help them accomplish their education and communication goals, including:

  • Preparing to pass the GED test
  • Studying and practicing for the TOEFL test
  • Learning computer skills
  • Increasing reading, writing, math and communication skills
  • Studying for the CDL
  • Studying English
  • Preparing to apply for jobs
  • Learning new work skills
  • Preparing for University or Graduate School entrance exams
  • Preparing for the Citizenship test
  • Volunteering in our community
  • Getting a job or a promotion

See class schedule below or download the pdf HERE.

Connect

Do you know someone who is struggling to survive in our community without proficient literacy skills? Do you know someone whose life would improve if they better understood the English language?

To help someone (or yourself!) improve their literacy skills and their life, email us at mslc@mid-stateliteracycouncil.org or call (814) 238-1809!

Spring Classes 2020

Beginner Classes

English for Doctor Visits-Beginner
PSU Teaching Assistants
Tuesday 1:00pm – 2:30pm
February 4 – April 14

Beginning Conversation
Margie Gaffron
Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm
January 29 – April 15

Beginner Skills Workshop
PSU Teaching Assistants
Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm
January 29 – April 15

Beginner / Low Beginner English
Lauren Hile
Thursday 10:00am – 11:30am
January 30 – April 16

High Beginner / Low Intermediate

Low Intermediate Listening & Speaking
Kristin Sarsfield & Emerald Nimitz
Monday 12:30pm – 2:00pm
January 27 – April 13

Pronunciation
Robert Leach
Tuesday & Thursday 9:45am – 10:45am
January 28 – April 16

English for Doctor Visits-High Beginner / Low Intermediate
PSU Teaching Assistants
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00pm – 2:30pm
February 4 – April 16

Oral English
Ke Sun
Tuesday 11:00am – 12:30pm
January 28 – April 14

Intermediate

Book Club
Carrie Koch & Lina Chung
Monday 10:15am – 11:30am
January 13 – February 17

Culture & Conversation
Robert Leach
Tuesday & Thursday 11:00am – 12:30pm
January 28 – April 16

English for Doctor Visits-Intermediate
PSU Teaching Assistants
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00pm – 2:30pm
February 4 – April 16

English Conversation
Ranjana Mathur
Wednesday & Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm
January 29 – April 17

Intermediate Listening
Qian Ma
Wednesday 12:30pm – 2:00pm
January 29 – April 15

Writing
Margie Gaffron
Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm
January 30 – April 16

Workplace English
Mindy Kondisko & Teaching Assistant
Tuesday 5:30pm – 7:00pm
February 4 – April 14

Conversational English
PSU Teaching Assistants
Thursday 5:30pm – 7:30pm
January 30 – April 16
at Webster’s Bookstore Cafe

High Intermediate – Advanced

Grammar & Vocabulary
Carol Pollard
Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm
January 29 – April 15

American Short Stories
Tom Hettmansperger
Thursday 12:30pm – 2:00pm
January 30 – April 16

Current Events
Chaarvi Modi
Friday 10:00am – 11:30am
January 31 – April 17

Advanced Listening & Speaking
Tuesday 12:30pm – 2:00pm
January 28 – April 14

Advanced Writing
Alan Kim
Tuesday 11:00am – 12:30pm
January 28 – March 24

Multi Level

Computer Skills
PSU Teaching Assistants
Tuesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday 1:30pm – 3:30pm
January 28 – April 17

TOEFL Program

A fee of $395 covers TOEFL classes, 3 other MSLC classes, and tutoring.

TOEFL Prep
Kevin Xue & Tracy Roth
Monday & Wednesday
12:30pm – 2:30pm
January 27 – April 15

TOEFL Speaking
Jiadi Zhang
Wednesday 2:40pm – 4:00pm
January 29 – April 15

TOEFL Reading
Carrie Koch
Friday 11:00am – 12:30pm
January 31 – April 10

TOEFL Listening
Linyi Bao & Sarah Read
Monday 10:00am – 11:30am
February 3 – April 13

Spring 2020 Assessment Testing

Students who are registering for Spring 2020 are invited to take a level placement test. This test will assess your listening skills and help us with advising and placement for classes and tutoring. There is no fee for registered students.

Testing will begin in early January 2020. Please register in advance by calling (814) 238 – 1809 or emailing Tracy Roth at tracy.roth@mid-stateliteracycouncil.org.

All testing will take place at the Mid-State Literacy Council Office.

  • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early.
  • The testing session will take about one hour.
  • You do not need to bring any materials.

For the Spring 2020 schedule, please see above. Download the Spring 2020 schedule HERE.

Contact Details

248 E Calder Way, Suite 307
State College, PA 16801

Phone: (814) 238 – 1809
email: mslc@mid-stateliteracycouncil.org

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