Adult Education 

Adult Literacy Classes 
FAQ

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Frequently asked questions

1. When and where can I take your classes?


NLI Education Training Center offers continuing education classes for adults 18 years and older who wish to improve their reading and spelling skills. All of our adult literacy classes are taught at the NLI center,1270 Conrad Sauer, Houston, Texas 77043. Classes are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Classes are taught by NLI professors. Most students attend classes for a minimum of two (2) semesters.




2. Are your classes available online?


We do not offer adult online classes.




3. How many locations do you have?


There is only one location for NLI classes.




4. What do I have to do to enroll in  NLI adult literacy classes?


It is helpful to you and important to us that you are placed in a class that will be most beneficial to you. We require potential students to come to NLI Educational Training Center to take a few standardized tests to determine a current reading and spelling level for placement purposes. The charge for this screening is $25. Classes are organized by semesters like most universities. Each semester is 16 weeks, including a one-week break each semester. The spring semester begins in mid-January and ends in early May. The fall semester begins in late August and ends in early December. Appointments for the screening can be made year-round. The spring semester begins in mid-January and ends in early May. The fall semester begins in mid-August and ends in early December. Appointments for the screening can be made all year round.




5. What does it cost and how do I pay?


Thanks to generous donors who support our adult literacy classes, the tuition for 60 hours of class is only $200 per semester. Payment is due the first evening of class. If you are unable to pay in full, payment plans can be arranged.




6. What could be the source of my reading problem?


Difficulties in reading and spelling could be the result of: Learning difficulties, such as dyslexia; Poor decoding skills; Limited knowledge of the structure and patterns of the English language; Limited vocabulary and language skills; Inadequate strategies for comprehension; and/or Difficulty making inferences.




7. What will I learn in your adult literacy classes?


Our classes are specifically targeted to the dyslexic student, but they can benefit all learners.

They are designed to teach the following:

Decoding: phonemic awareness, the six syllable types, syllable division strategies;

Fluency: developing automatic recognition of words and fluent oral reading;

Vocabulary: study of words, word parts, word origins;
Comprehension: strategies for gaining meaning from text Spelling and writing: learning reliable spelling rules and patterns, grammar and parts of speech, sentence structure, and strategies for putting thoughts on paper. You can’t learn everything at once. Most students come to classes for at least 2 semesters