The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) provides free and confidential learning programs to help adults reach their maximum potential.

Adult Basic Literacy (ABL)

One-on-one tutoring is the core of our adult literacy program. We provide free, confidential, and individualized instruction to adults seeking to improve their skills in reading, writing, and math. Volunteers complete extensive training to become tutors and are matched with adult learners to help them reach their goals. We also offer small classes in specific subjects, such as Computer Skills, to supplement one-on-one instruction. CFLC’s staff, volunteer training team, and resource materials provide support to students and tutors. The computer lab and study rooms at our center are available five days a week.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Students in small ESOL classes are provided with an opportunity to increase their listening, speaking, and writing skills in a friendly, safe learning environment. Monitored computer lab sessions are available for students who cannot attend a class regularly or want more time to study. Students use interactive English programs such as Rosetta Stone, Side-by-Side, and Longman Pearson, which focuses on grammar, during their computer lab sessions. ESOL students also have the opportunity to be matched with an individual tutor.

Family Literacy

We work with our adult learners on goals related to reading with their children/grandchildren, focusing on the children’s pre-literacy and literacy skills. We are developing our fledgling family literacy initiative into a quality program that will have an impact on parents, grandparents, and children and have a direct effect on breaking the cycle of illiteracy.

Computer Learning Lab and Independent Learning

The Computer Learning Lab is free and open to students on a first-come, first-served basis, five days a week. The lab is for adult learners who seek to improve their literacy, math, and technological skills working independently using specialized learning software under the supervision of a trained volunteer.