Saturday – October 25, 2014

 

Learn English: English as a Second Language Program

Program Goals

  1. To prepare students for postsecondary courses and programs.
  2. To help students learn English so they may function more effectively at work, at home and in the community. 

ESL students learn in a variety of ways: group, individualized, computer-assisted language learning, Weekend College and online. A student may choose courses in oral language development, vocabulary improvement, reading and writing skills, pre-employment English, and computer skills. They can also get help in preparing for citizenship. Outreach programs for business and industry are available as well.


Our Diverse Community

The department provides English language instruction to a linguistically diverse (25 language groups) and culturally diverse (50 countries) population. The student population comes from all educational and ethnic backgrounds. The program serves students living in Milwaukee and includes resident aliens, refugees and U.S. citizens.

Features and Services

  • Six levels of instruction ranging from beginning literacy to high advanced
  • Day classes, evening classes and a Saturday morning workshop
  • Short- or long-term programs
  • Instruction in developing communication skills such as reading, writing and speaking
  • Crossover instruction for technical programs
  • Vocational ESL
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • ESL classes at Community Based Organizations
  • Online Instruction
  • Field trips to acquaint students with the Milwaukee area
  • Student organizations
  • Academic advising


ESL Contacts

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
700 W. State Street, Milwaukee, 414-297-6578 or 414-297-6583
Rosa Zamora
zamorar@matc.edu

 

Mequon Campus
5555 W. Highand Avenue, Mequon, WI 53092
Laurie Hansen Cardona,  262-238-2364
hansenle@matc.edu

Oak Creek Campus
6665 S. Howell Avenue, Student Services, Room A106, 414-571-4663
halsteaw@matc.edu

 

West Allis Campus
1200 S. 71st Street, West Allis, 414-456-5409


Community Outreach Sites

English as a Second Language is offered at various community-based organizations (CBO's) in the Milwaukee area. Contact these sites for more information:

 

Forest Home Library Adult Study Center
1432 W. Forest Home Avenue
Milwaukee, 53204
414-286-3083

 

International Language Center
4204 S. Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, 53207
414-460-5395
920-327-1028

 

International Learning Center
639 N. 25th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Marilyn Hegge, 414-344-4777
ilcmilwaukee@hotmail.com


Journey House
2110 W. Scott Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-647-0548


Literacy Services of Wisconsin (Laubach Center)
555 N. Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee, 53203
414-344-5878


SER Jobs
551 W. Mitchell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Patrick Valdez, 414-649-2640
valdez@serwisconsin.org

 

Spanish Center (School)
1615 S. 22nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-615-1350


UMOS
910 W. Mitchell, Lower Level
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Tony Tsai, 414-389-6260
tony.tsai@umos.org