The Latino Center of the Midland’s Adult Education program strengthens Omaha’s bilingual and Latino workforce through educational initiatives and on the job training.
By The Numbers
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING (ELL)
(Offered in English only with some support in Spanish) Students will develop their language skills in English through reading, writing, comprehension and conversation.
BASIC SPANISH LITERACY
(Offered in Spanish only) Students will learn to read and write in their native language, Spanish, through consistent practice in the classroom.
(Offered in Spanish only)Students will learn and/or expand on basic computer skills, internet use, with an introduction to Google Workspace and Microsoft Office.
GED (GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA)
(Offered in Spanish only)Students will refresh their knowledge on basic educational skills in preparation for the GED courses.
(Offered in Spanish only) Students will refresh their knowledge on basic educational skills in preparation for the GED courses.
WORKFORCE PREP WORKSHOPS
(May be offered in English and/or Spanish on a as-needed basis) Students learn how to build a resumé, how to apply for jobs online, how to prepare for job interviews, and other professional development skills.
U.S. CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION
(Offered in English only) Students will learn and discuss topics that will appear on the civics portion of the Citizenship interview. They will also be exposed to a mock interview and be provided assistance with filling out their request form.
Students will develop their language skills in English through lively dialogues, interactive exercises, and practical communication techniques.
Students will develop their language skills in Spanish through lively dialogues, interactive exercises, and practical communication techniques.
Adult Education Spring 2024 Waitlist
The waitlist for the Adult Education Spring 2024 semester is now open. Please complete the form below to be contacted when registration is open and to receive more information.
If have any questions, please view our FAQ below. If you cannot find an answer to your questions, please contact the Latino Center of the Midlands at 402-733-2720.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do adult education classes start?
Adult education classes start August 14, 2023 and run through December 16, 2023.
How long do classes last?
Classes are arranged by semester with 18 weeks per semester. Spring classes go from January to May and Fall classes go from August to December.
How often do classes meet per week?
Weekday classes meet twice per week, for 2 hours per class, at either 9:30a.m. or 5:30p.m. Saturday classes meet for 3 hours at 9:00 a.m.
How much do classes cost?
Currently the cost is $50 per semester for ELL, Citizenship, and Technology. GED classes are priced at $100 per semester. Conversational Spanish is $75 and Conversational English is $25 per semester. Spanish Literacy is $10 a month. All prices are subject to change.
Can I join a class right away?
Due to the high number of interested clients, we have a waitlist that people are able to join by calling the Latino Center. Enrollment will close 2 weeks after the first day of class.
Does the Citizenship class help with filling out applications?
Our Citizenship instructors take time in class to answer questions about completing the application. If a student wants additional one-on-one assistance, they can make an appointment with the Latino Center.
Is the Citizenship exam offered in Spanish?
The test is only offered in English, unless you qualify for a language exemption. For more information about language exemptions, please visit this website: https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/exceptions-and-accommodations
Is the GED exam given at the Latino Center?
We do not administer the exam. Testing locations and scheduling information can be found at the GED website https://ged.com/about_test/scheduling/
Is the GED test offered in Spanish?
Yes, the GED exam is available in Spanish and English.
Do you offer classes for children under 18?
We offer adult only classes for ages 18 and up.
Do you offer childcare during classes?
The Latino Center’s Healthy Kids Club is available Monday through Thursday, from 5pm to 7:30pm, for children ages 4-14. This childcare does require a parent to register the child(ren) which can be done by contacting the Latino Center.
2022 was a year of tremendous growth and success for the Latino Center. We are thrilled to share with you our latest video highlighting the incredible initiatives and accomplishments we achieved throughout the year. Our continued success would not be possible without the generous support of our community. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to our mission. We look forward to continuing our work and serving the Latino community with your ongoing support. ¡Mil gracias!
Albert Varas | President & CEO
Aida and Octavio, my GED instructors haven’t just helped us as teachers. They push us to keep moving forward, and if we don’t understand them in a certain way they’ll explain it another way. They always connect with us regarding education and always keep us to push going.
Araceli de Santiago
Media is weird, it’s very hard to make a living doing it. You have to learn how to use things like Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Canva and AfterEffects. These are the skills I have learned in Siembra Medios and I am so grateful for this opportunity to gain the skills needed to stand out from the crowd.