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Welcome to the Adult Learning Center at Queens Library in Jamaica

The Central Adult Learning Center (Central ALC) is part of the Queens Library’s Adult Learner Program and is located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica Queens in the Central Library Branch. The Center provides many resources to adult learners in diverse formats. We maintain an extensive collection of print, electronic, web-based, distant learning and multimedia resource materials that can be borrowed to help adult immigrants learn English and adult new readers develop and improve their reading skills. Central ALC also offers special programs targeted to helping members of the community achieve their individual goals. In addition, we have professional staff and volunteer led English conversation groups and beginning to advanced literacy/ABE groups. Last year, the program served approximately 400 adults in the community.

The Central Adult Learning Center at Queens Library in Jamaica serves as a multilingual information resource and referral center which provides a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support and social services. Instructional services include: ABE (Adult Basic Education), Pre-HSE (High School Equivalency), ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Citizenship classes; as well as Job Readiness/Resume Preparation Workshops, Small Literacy/English Learning Groups, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Monthly Cultural Workshops & Center Outings, Independent Study Materials and an Extensive Book and Multimedia Collection.

Learning Resources

Rocket Languages
Transparent Language Online

Scholastic Encyclopedia

eBooks, eAudio, and eVideo

 

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