Adult Learning Center

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    General Information

    The Adult Learning Center has served adults in the Mid-Missouri area since 1978. The ALC has class sites at the Family Impact Center, J.W. Blind Boone Center and Columbia Area Career Center.

    The purpose of the ALC is to assist adults in one or more of the following areas:

    Become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment, postsecondary education and self-sufficiency

    Become proficient in English language skills

    Overcome barriers and transition into employment and/or postsecondary education and training programs

    The ALC provides services and instruction in English Language Learning (ELL): Instruction designed to help individuals of limited English proficiency achieve competence in the English language.

    For current enrollment details, call our office at 573-214-3690 or email:  pthuli@cpsk12.org.

     

    English Language Classes

    The ALC provides many activities to support non-native English speakers in improving their English language skills. Not only does the ALC help individuals in preparing for and securing employment, but it also provides information about and referrals to community resources. The ALC promotes American citizenship through civics and language instruction, and it offers a healthy, encouraging and friendly environment to foster esteem in learning at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

    Some things we do:

    • ELL instruction for non-native English speakers
    • Community resource information through topical workshops and field trips/community outings
    • Teach workplace skills

    English classes are available during the day at 8:30 am, 10:00 am, or 11:45 am and at night 6:00 pm for all levels of ELL students.

     

    You should attend registration at the time you want to attend class.

    To enroll, you must attend both days of registration, orientation, and testing. Registration sessions are on the following dates:

    YOU MUST COME BOTH DAYS

    Day Registration – 9:00 am

     

    Night Registration – 6:00 pm

    August 8 and 9, 2019

     

    August 6 and 7, 2019

    August 14 and 15, 2019

     

    August 12 and 13, 2019

    September 12 and 13, 2019

     

    September 16 and 17, 2019

    October 17 and 18, 2019

     

    October 21 and 22, 2019

    November 14 and 15, 2019

     

    November 18 and 19, 2019

    January 16 and 17, 2020

     

    January 21 and 22, 2020

    February 27 and 28, 2020

     

    February 25 and 26, 2020


    Orientation Times and Locations:

    9:00 am – J. W. Blind Boone Center, 301 N. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203
    6:00 pm – Columbia Area Career Center, 4203 S. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203

     

     

    Apply to be a Substitute Teacher

    The ALC is currently seeking substitute teachers. Please see the information below for details.

    Qualifications: 60+ hours of college credit and a valid MO Substitute Teaching Certificate OR a MO State Teaching Certificate

    Application MaterialsCompleted application, resume, 3 current references, copies of college transcripts (official copies required if hired), copy of valid MO State Teaching Certificate OR copy of MO Substitute Teaching Certificate

    Application Process

    1. Return completed application via mail or email to:
      Pam Thuli
      Adult Learning Center
      4203 S. Providence Rd
      Columbia, MO 65203
      pthuli@cpsk12.org
    2. Interview

    Hiring Process:

    1. Pass fingerprint/background check
    2. Verification of MO Substitute Teaching Certificate OR valid MO State Teaching Certificate
    3. Attend Columbia Public Schools orientation

     

    Apply to be a Volunteer

    The ALC is currently seeking volunteers interested in donating their time helping ELL students learn English. Please see the information below for details.

    Application Process

    1. Return completed application via mail or email to:

    Pam Thuli
    Adult Learning Center
    4203 S. Providence Rd
    Columbia, MO 65203
    pthuli@cpsk12.org

    1. Interview

    Hiring Process:

    1. Pass fingerprint/background check
    2. Attend Adult Learning Center orientation

    If you have questions, please call 573-214-3690.

     

    Apply to be a Field Observation Student

    The ALC is currently seeking field observation students who are fulfilling a requirement for college credit. Please see the information below for details.

    Application Process

    1. Return completed application via mail with your money order to:

    Pam Thuli
    Adult Learning Center
    4203 S. Providence Rd
    Columbia, MO 65203

    1. Interview

    Hiring Process:

    1. Pass fingerprint/background check
    2. Attend Adult Learning Center orientation

    If you have questions, please call 573-214-3690.