Literacy Network
701 Dane St.
Madison, WI 53713
Phone 608-244-3911
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
For Learners

Learn English

Our free English classes and tutoring services are funded to serve low income individuals who live permanently in the U.S.

Are you here on a travel or other temporary visa such as B, F, J or H? If so, Click here for local ESL classes and programs!

Are you a professor, student or spouse of a scholar at UW-Madison? If so, UW-Madison has additional resources just for you! Click here.

Improve Reading, Writing and Computer Skills

Do you need a tutor to help you read or write better? Your tutor will help you with things you want to learn so that you are able to read a book, write a letter, fill out a job application, learn how to use a computer, or understand information from your doctor. We are here to help! Here is a list of weekly tutoring groups held every semester:

  • Tuesday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Hawthorne Library
  • Tuesday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Seven Oaks
  • Wednesday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm at Goodman South Library
  • Thursday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Literacy Network
  • Thursday nights, 6:00-8:00pm at Meadowridge Library

If you register to attend a tutoring group you must attend every week for the entire semester. To register or get more information contact Ezi Adesi, the Adult Basic Education Director at (608) 244-3911 ext 10 or email

Health Literacy

Learn how to:

  • Speak, read and write in English
  • Talk to nurses and doctors
  • Talk about your symptoms (how you feel)
  • Understand blood pressure
  • Read medicine labels
  • Fill out forms
  • Understand hospitals and clinics in Madison
  • Use the Emergency Room and Urgent Care
  • Eat healthy food

For more information or a class schedule call Marie Simpson at (608) 244-3911 or email


Prepare for the citizenship test! We can help you:

  • Learn US Civics and Government
  • Practice all four parts of the citizenship exam:
    • Interview
    • 100 civics questions
    • Reading
    • Writing

For more information call Caitlin Mackesey at (608) 244-3911 or email