For ESL, GED, Citizenship Classes!


The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks serves two audiences — adults and businesses — and offers classes, workshops, one-on-one tutoring, and off-site training.

When people come to us, they’re committed to making a change, and they’re ready to do the work. We have helped thousands of adults reach their goals. Our programs are proven effective and focus on four positive outcomes to ensure that our students can:

  • Read and Write Proficiently

  • Become a Productive Citizen

  • Prepare for Work

  • Achieve Success on the Job

The English Forward Training Program introduces volunteer instructors to effective ESL instruction.

English Forward Training Program

To donate to us or to pay to attend one of our events, please click on the dollar sign!
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The Literacy Council shall not fail or refuse to hire, discharge, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to their compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of such individual’s gender, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, non- job-related disability, veteran status or age. Nor shall the Literacy Council refuse to provide services to any person or refuse to accept the services of any volunteer because of any of these characteristics.