Who are these classes for?

If you are an adult who needs help with reading and writing, these classes are for you!  Some of our students want to learn to read so they can get a better job.  Other students want to help their children with homework.  Some of our students can read a little, but are afraid to write emails at work because their writing isn't strong.  It does not matter how much or how little you can read and write, we will start where you are and help you improve your skills and abilities.

What happens in class?

Our lessons are designed so that adults of all reading levels can participate.  Whether you are just learning the alphabet, or if you can already read a little but want to improve, we can help!  You will learn new vocabulary, practice reading short stories, and writing about what you read.  We also work together to read longer books based on what the students are interested in reading.  In the past, we have read Harry Potter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Power of Having Fun, based on student suggestions.

When and where do classes meet?

Group Classes  (In Person)

Sundays, 1:15p - 2:30p
Round Rock Public Library
200 E Liberty Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664

One-on-one Tutoring  (In Person or Online)

You schedule a day and time that works for you and your tutor.  You meet once a week for 60-90 minutes at a library, coffee shop, or other public location that is close to both of you. You can also choose to meet online through a Zoom video call.


Would you like to make a donation to the reading and writing program?

Classes are offered free of charge to all students. Students are asked to make a $25 donation, once a year, if they can afford it. These donations go toward the purchase of supplies used in class.

To make a donation, click the button below and choose “Give to Community Outreach ESL/ABE”

Are you interested in volunteer opportunities?

We always need volunteers in our literacy programs! Some volunteers serve as classroom teachers or one-on-one tutors; others work behind the scenes, listening to students’ recordings and providing feedback. Some volunteers help out with administrative tasks like making copies and organizing materials for new students. Let us know where you are most comfortable and we will find a way that you can help!

If you are learning English and looking for additional language support, we also offer ESL classes for adults.


Scott Wylie & Jon Durbin, ABE Coordinators, abe@liveoakuu.org