Academics

Community ESL Resources

ESL (English as a Second Language), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and GED (General Education Diploma)

Before registering at State College of Florida, some students prefer to improve their skills in a less formal environment.  Below are some of the community resources where students can get help.

 

Bradenton and Palmetto

 

Manatee Technical Institute
5603 West. 34th Street,  Bradenton
Telephone:  (941) 751-7900  ext. 2110

Instruction:  ESL group classes
Hours for registration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday,  8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Instruction:  ABE and GED

 

Manatee Technical Institute Satellite Programs

1.  Harley Full Service Center
9th Street East,  Bradenton
Telephone: (941) 753-0958

Instruction:  ESL group classes
Hours:  Monday and Wednesday,  5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 registration fee

2.  Front Porch Program
201 13th Avenue West,  Bradenton
Telephone: (941) 746-7470

Instruction: ESL group classes
Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday,  6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cost

Instruction:  ABE and GED self-paced classes
Hours:  Monday and Wednesday,   6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cost

3.  Samoset Elementary School
3300 19th Street East,  Bradenton
Telephone:  (941) 708- 6400

Instruction:  ESL group classes
Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday,  5:30-8:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cost

4. Mary Strong Family Service Center at Tillman Elementary School
1415 East 29th Street,  Palmetto
Telephone:  (941) 723-4993

Instruction:  ESL group classes
Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Cost: No cost

 

Literacy Council of Manatee County
1701 14th Street West  Suite 3,   Bradenton
Telephone:  (941) 746-8197

Instruction:  ESL-  Individualized language instruction with a volunteer tutor.  Specializes in English for everyday communication in the community and at work.  A tutor will meet with a student at a location convenient to the student.  Instruction is from one to three hours a week.

Hours for registration:  Monday-Friday,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  Flexible
Cost: No cost

Instruction:  ABE-  Individualized reading instruction with a volunteer tutor.  A tutor will meet with a student at a location convenient to the student.  Instruction is from one to three hours a week.

Hours for registration: Monday-Friday,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  Flexible
Cost:  No cost

 

University of Miami at IMG Academies
5500 34th Street West,  Bradenton
Telephone: (941) 753-9957
Email:  umimg@miami.edu

Instruction:  ESL- Intensive small group instruction.
Hours for registration: Monday-Friday,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  1:00-5:00 p.m.
Cost:  Ranges from $350-$450 a week

 

Sarasota

Literacy Council of Sarasota
1750 17th Street  Building H,   Sarasota
Telephone:  (941) 955-0421

Instruction:  ESL- Individualized language instruction with a volunteer tutor.  Specializes in English for everyday communication in the community and at work.  A tutor will meet with a student at a location convenient to the student.  Instruction is from one to three hours a week.

Hours for registration:  Monday- Friday,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  Flexible
Cost:   $5 registration fee

Instruction:  ABE-  One on one instruction with volunteer tutor.  A tutor will meet with a student at a location convenient to the student.  Instruction is from one to three hours a week.

Hours for registration:  Monday- Friday,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  Flexible
Cost:   $5 registration fee

 

Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI)
4748 Beneva Road,   Sarasota
Telephone:  (941) 924-1365

Instruction:  ESL group intensive instruction in English for everyday life skills, workforce preparation, TOEFL preparation and more.  Classes include a computerized language lab.

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  (No classes Friday nights)
Cost:  $25 processing fee
Instruction:  ABE and GED- Self-paced classes.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. (No classes Friday nights)
Cost:  $25 processing fee

 

SCTI North
925 North Brink Avenue,  Sarasota
Telephone:  (941) 373-7656

Instruction:  ESL- Large group intensive instruction in English for everyday life skills, workforce preparation, TOEFL preparation and more.
Hours:  Monday-Friday,  8:00 a.m.-2:30p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m.  (No classes Friday nights)
Cost:  $25 processing fee

Instruction:  ABE and GED- Self-paced classes.
Hours:  Monday- Friday,   8:00 a.m.-Noon
Cost:  $25 processing fee

 

Jobs, Etc.
3660 North Washington Boulevard,   Sarasota
Telephone (941) 358-4200

Instruction:  ABE and GED- Self-paced classes
Hours:  Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and  5:30-8:30 p.m. (No classes Friday nights)
Cost:  No cost

 

Venice and North Port

Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County
Venice Library
300 South Nokomis Avenue, Venice
Telephone:  (941) 488-8994

Instruction:  ESL- Individualized language instruction with a volunteer tutor.  Specializes in English for everyday communication in the community and at work.  A tutor will meet with a student at a location convenient to the student.  Instruction is from one to three hours a week.

Hours for registration:  Monday- Thursday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  Flexible
Cost:  No cost

 

Sarasota County Technical Institute- Venice Campus
1130 Indian Hills Boulevard,   Venice
Telephone:  (941) 486-2164

Instruction:  ESL group intensive instruction in English for everyday life skills, workforce preparation, TOEFL preparation and more.
Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost:  $25 processing fee

 

Jobs, Etc.
897 E. Venice Avenue,  Venice
Telephone: (941) 486-2682

Instruction:  ABE and GED- Self- paced classes.  Students who have a high school diploma already can attend to better prepare for SCF admission.

Hours:  Monday- Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Monday and Wednesday, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cost

 

North Port Family Service Center
6950 Pan American Drive (corner of Pan American Boulevard), North Port
Telephone:  (941) 548-0133

Instruction:  ABE and GED- Self-paced classes.
Hours:  Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Monday-Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cost

 

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