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Adult Programs

As an FGSH resident, you are welcome to attend the Adult Programs. You must complete registration before you attend classes. Afterward, attend as many classes as you want. 


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Learn from current and retired faculty, graduate students and students training to teach English as a second language. Earn certificates for attendance and participation at the end of each semester.

Fall 2023 Class Schedule

Classes are held at the Family Resource Center (719 N. Walnut St.) from August 21 through December 15, 2023.

  • American Idioms and Expressions (Mondays from noon to 1 p.m.)
  • Beginners English (Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m.)
  • Oklahoma History (Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.)
  • English on the Daily (Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.)
  • Craft Class (Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.)
  • Intermediate English (Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m.)
  • Writing and Conversations (Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m.)
  • Advanced English (Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m.)
  • Cooking Demo (Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Class Descriptions

American Idioms and Expressions with Anixza Rivera

Mondays from noon to 1 p.m.

English proficiency: Intermediate

Learn American phrases and sayings that are used in daily conversation. This is a great opportunity to practice your communication skills.


Beginner English with Mary Jo Self and Maggi Dansby

Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m.

Designed for the student who is just beginning to learn English. The class focuses on basic words and phrases and simple interactions. If you struggle to introduce yourself, request help or ask for directions, this class is for you.


Oklahoma History with Bailey Winters

Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

English proficiency: Advanced

Learn Oklahoma's history beginning with pre-colonial North America and Native American cultures to the creation of Indian Territory. Next, follow key movements that led to statehood and the important historical events of the modern era, including the Tulsa Race Massacre, Civil Rights movements, World War II and the Oklahoma City Bombing. After this course is complete, you will have a deeper understanding of the history and culture of Oklahoma.


English on the Daily with Brittany Lowery and Manelic N. Taylor

Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

English proficiency: Advanced

This course encourages you to apply English to home and daily life. You will learn English as it pertains to consumer education, financial literacy, nutrition and wellness, family relationships and much more.


Craft Class with Anixza Rivera

Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. 

English proficiency: Basic

In this class, we will work on arts and crafts, from painting to jewelry making to needlework and other fun crafts. Join us and create something beautiful, make friends, and practice your English conversation skills. It will be fun!


Intermediate English with Mary Jo Self and Maggi Dansby

Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m.

Moving past beginning English, this class focuses on becoming more comfortable speaking English in everyday situations. Learn to start conversations and discover and use new vocabulary words. If you know the basics but struggle with more complex interactions, this class is for you.


Writing and Conversations with Paris Dirksen

Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m.

English proficiency: Intermediate

This course is a combination of structure writing and conversation practice. You will have a different conversation topic to discuss every week.


Advanced English with Mary Jo Self and Maggi Dansby

Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m.

This class is for the proficient English speaker who wishes to write and speak English at a higher level. Improve your ability to write letters or participate in complex conversations, this class is for you.


Cooking Demo

Fridays from 11 a.m. to  12:30 p.m.

English proficiency: Basic

This class is a great way to meet people and learn to cook a new dish. Anyone can volunteer to cook and the Family Resource Center will purchase the ingredients.

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