ESL (Learn English) & Scola

The Scranton Council of Literacy Advance (SCOLA) has provided free adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) education since 1975.  In 2011, SCOLA merged with UNC and moved to 631 Cedar Avenue in South Scranton, where it is open Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The facility offers free ESL classes, one-on-one tutoring, and a computer lab for independent self-study.  We teach a Family Literacy program specially designed for ESL adults with children in third grade or younger, a Citizenship class for those preparing to pass the U.S. citizenship test, a Language Partnership class for those looking to learn either English or Spanish, and Job Placement services for recent immigrants looking to enter or advance up a career ladder.  We depend crucially on volunteers to provide English tutoring and teach classes.  For more information, contact UNC’s Director of Community Education, Terilynn Brechtel at 570-346-6203.