Literacy Project Offers Innovative New English/Civics Program

The Rockingham County Literacy Project is offering an innovative new program to help its English Language/Civics students learn to understand, speak, read, and write English.  BurlingtonEnglish is a unique program that combines online interactive study with face-to-face lessons.

BurlingtonEnglish offers a core program for general English, a broad range of career readiness and advanced lessons, and civics lessons.  The core program courses are structured and take students from beginner to intermediate level.  The career and advanced lessons may be used by people in training for specific professions, people currently working in those fields, or by those interested in exploring certain professions.  The civics component will help students learn about the United States and will prepare them to become US citizens.

“We are so lucky to be able to offer BurlingtonEnglish to our students here in Rockingham County!  It is cutting edge and includes all the components of a modern, successful EL/Civics program – English, college and career readiness, and civics,” states RC Literacy Project Executive Director Jean Light Kinyon.   Purchase of the program was made possible through an EL/Civics grant from the NC Community College System.

The RC Literacy Project offers free EL/Civics classes Monday through Thursday, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m., at 705-A Washington Street, Eden.  Contact Jean Light Kinyon at 336.627.0007 or jkinyon@rcliteracyproject.org or Elizabeth Treadwell at 336.627.0007 or etreadwell@rcliteracyproject.org.