WALC provides a variety of programs developed specifically to meet the literacy needs of our diverse community.

All of our services and programs are FREE and learner-centered – see below for details!

Programs Schedule

One-to-One Tutoring
The One-to-One Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Learning (ELL) program matches volunteer tutors with adult learners who are interested in building their literacy skill set. Private tutoring is provided in a safe learning environment and learner-centered. Sessions are usually an hour long, once a week.

Contact our Volunteer and Services Coordinator to get started.
Call/Text: 920-573-5507
Email: info@winlit.org

Beginner English
Welcome to the English Language! Learn the English alphabet and letter sounds, numbers, U.S. currency, calendar skills, everyday English vocabulary, and how to ask and answer questions.

*No English needed.*

Day: Mondays and Wednesdays
Morning Section: 9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Afternoon Section: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: WALC Learning Center
111 N. Main Street
Suite 202
Oshkosh, WI

More English!
Expand and build your English Language skills, practice conversation, read and write about topics of interest.

*Some English language skills needed.*

Day: Mondays
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: WALC Learning Center
111 N. Main Street
Suite 202
Oshkosh, WI

Women and Children English Class
All women and children welcome. Bring your children and we will keep them busy while you are in English class. We will help you with your English skills so you can take care of yourself and your family. American customs, daily life vocabulary, conversational English, reading and writing, and topics of interest to women are all part of this class.

*All ability levels welcome*
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: St. Andrews Church
1100 E Murdock Avenue
Oshkosh, WI

Citizenship Workshops
Each 2-session workshop is offered four times a year.

First session: introduction to application, understand the naturalization process from beginning to end, and how to use the U.S. citizenship website.

Second session: how to study using the free test preparation book we provide each participant.

Upcoming 2024 Sessions:
May 13th & 20th
August 19th & 26th
November 11th & 18th

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Oshkosh Public Library, 3rd Floor
106 Washington Ave. Oshkosh WI

Road to Work for Refugees and Immigrants
Road to Work assists, guides, and provides refugees and immigrants with vocational literacy training to help them obtain employment and utilize their skills and potential in the workforce.

Contact our Vocational Services Director to schedule an appointment.
Call/Text: 920-573-5506
Email: perzentka@winlit.org

Workplace Literacy Program
Workplace Literacy is the skills employees need to have in order to be successful at work functions and manage the demands of their jobs in a healthy, productive way. Increasing employee skills in the workplace helps provide a foundation for lifelong learning as people and businesses grow together. Improving employees’ skills creates a more productive workforce, a more competitive economy, and more revenue for a company.

If you are a company that employs refugees and immigrants, our sustainable, customized to your business Workplace Literacy program can help you make a lasting impact by:
– enhancing employee literacy
– improving safety and increasing productivity
– reducing turnover and building loyalty

We can help your employees improve their on-the-job English and hone the skills needed to meet the expectations in a specific job cell.

Contact Vocational Services Director, Dr. Oxana Perzentka-Martynova, to learn more.
Email: perzentka@winlit.org
Phone: 920-573-5506

Interview Preparation Drop-In Assistance Workshop
This workshop is for WALC Learners, Road to Work for Refugees & Immigrants participants and referrals from community partners.  Workshop attendees will be able to practice interviewing with WALC volunteers.  In addition to getting to practice an interview, they will receive tips & suggestions on related topics, from interview preparation to being a successful employee.

Days: 3rd and 4th Monday of each month
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Oshkosh Public Library, 3rd Floor
106 Washington Ave. Oshkosh WI

Contact Vocational Services Director, Dr. Oxana Perzentka-Martynova, to learn more.
Email: perzentka@winlit.org
Phone: 920-573-5506

New Voices and Faces
This is a summer program for ELL teens provided in collaboration with UWO and area school districts and is a community and project-based program. The intent of the program is to provide ELL teens opportunities to find their voices, tell their stories, interact with and participate in our community, learn about post-secondary education options, and socialize with peers.

The 2023 program will run from June 12th – July 14th Monday – Friday, with a short break for the 4th of July Holiday.

Contact our Education Director, Julia Frascona, to learn more!
Email: frascona@winlit.org
Phone: 920-573-5065

Peer Mentoring for Refugee and Immigrant Teens
The goal of this summer program is to help refugee and immigrant teens get more familiar with our Winnebago area, American cultural norms and give them a peer support system for the coming School year.

Email: allaback@winlit.org
Phone: 920-573-5065

Public Transportation Training
This program is designed to eliminate barriers to literacy by providing personalized transportation training for our learners. Our transportation manager or trainers will meet with the learner to develop an individualized plan and schedule dates to meet at the learners house to take the predetermined routes to class together. Our trainers will walk along with the learners until they are ready to become the teacher, successfully leading the trainer through a public transportation trip.

Contact our Mobility and Transportation Coordinator, Cathie Books, to learn more.

Phone: 920-479-3135