The Eastern Arkansas Literacy Project has served the Arkansas counties of Cross and St. Francis since 1987. Each county’s Literacy Council provides free tutoring services to Arkansas residents, age 18 and older, with low literacy skills. Additionally, instruction and resources are provided to those who want to learn or improve their English Skills through English as a Second Language instruction.
Students are tutored one-on-one or in small groups by volunteer tutors who have been trained in proven methods for working with adult low readers and the English as a Second Language program.
Materials are free and classes meet twice a week for an hour and a half at the Council’s county offices or at a public place chosen by the student and tutor. Students are provided instruction in basic reading, writing, spelling, and grammar or ways to improve their conversational English, grammar, and pronunciation.
Volunteer tutors are always needed. Training is provided by the Councils and is broken into short learning segments. Materials are provided and tutors must be 18 years or older, proficient in reading, writing, and the English language, and able to volunteer twice a week for one and one half hours each at a convenient time. The ability to speak or understand a second language is not required to teach the non-English speaking students.
The Eastern Arkansas Literacy Project is an accredited member of ProLiteracy Worldwide and each county Council and the Eastern Arkansas Literacy Project are affiliates of the Arkansas Literacy Councils, Inc.
For more information please contact one of the County offices:
East Arkansas Literacy Project (EALP) East Arkansas Community College Adult Education Building 1700 Newcastle Road Forrest City, AR 72335 870-633-4480, ext. 310
EALP Wynne Site- Technology Center for the Delta 1790 North Falls Blvd Wynne, AR 72396 870-633-4480, ext. 310
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