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Adult Literacy / ESL / GED

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FREE Learn English Classes

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FREE GED Classes

About Adult Literacy and ESL

Pikes Peak Library District’s Adult Literacy and ESL program offers free tutoring and English language learning for adults. Using trained volunteers, the program provides a friendly and helpful environment for people who are just learning English, as well as native English speakers who need to improve their reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Participants can choose from a variety of programs in which they can practice reading and speaking with a group, or get individual guidance from a tutor, and more.

All programs and training for tutors is free and provided by the Library District.

Reading Help

  • Learn to read
  • Understand what you read


  • Classes to Learn English
  • Tutors to help improve your English
  • Groups to practice conversation


  • Prepare for the GED exam

Office Location: Penrose Library
Contact Person: Teona Shainidze Krebs, Literacy Program Manager and Deya Rohe
Phone Number: 531-6333 x2225

Learner Testimonials

For a little taste of the tremendous impact PPLD’s Adult Literacy and ESL program has on the community, watch these powerful learner testimonials: