The Winnebago County Literacy Council can help you read, write and speak English.
Do you want to be able to read and fill out the paperwork from school, the bank, your job or the doctors?
Do you want to better understand your boss or landlord?
Do you want to read a story to your child?
You can work one-to-one with a tutor, or you can attend one of our many programs and classes. Tutors, programs and classes, and books are provided for FREE. To have a tutor or attend our English as a Second Language class, you must undergo an assessment to determine the area of need for improvement.
Joseph came to the United States, last May, as a refugee from the Congo. He had spent more than 7 years in a refugee camp, in Tanzania, after fleeing from the Rebel Army. In Tanzania, he earned a Bachelor degree in Social Work, and taught French to children in a high school, there, as well as a little English. He says he dreams of becoming a teacher in America. He attends classes at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) and the Literacy Council, is enrolled in the Road to Work program, and studies with one of our tutors. Since his arrival in Oshkosh, he has obtained full-time employment, and improved his English by four levels! He has a strong desire to help other refugees learn through his experience, and is an advocate for greater involvement in literacy.