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Adult Programs, Resources & Education

“Adult literacy is the ability to understand and use printed information in daily activities at home, at work and in the community – to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.”
Literacy and essential skills development is not something that only occurs during school. Throughout our lives, it’s vital that we learn new skills, improve our knowledge, and increase our literacy – especially in today’s increasingly complex world where technology is moving at an unprecedented speed. Everyone must learn, all the time, simply to keep up with the pace of change – especially adults and seniors. Although the majority of British Columbians have adequate literacy skills, too many simply do not.

Langley Adult Literacy Options

There are many free programs in Langley that can help you improve your reading, writing…

Community One-on-One Learning (COOL) Program

Community One on One Learning is the core component of the Langley Literacy Network Community Adult Literacy Programs. COOL pairs adult learners aged 19+ with a trained volunteer literacy tutor.

Newcomers and Refugees

We are proud to welcome Newcomers and Refugees to Langley.

Attend University

Explore your University options in Langley at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

Graduate High School

The Langley Education Centre (LEC) is a part of School District #35 and offers courses to allow teens and adults to earn their BC Secondary School Graduation (Regular Diploma) or their Adult Graduation Diploma.

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education courses can help you earn your BC Adult Graduation Diploma, upgrade your English, Math or Science skills or help improve your literacy skills. Adult Basic Education is tuition free in BC.

Conversation Circles

Conversation Circles are fun, drop-in programs to help you improve your English skills.

What If I Don’t Live in Langley?

Visit Decoda Literacy Solutions to contact the literacy organization in your community.

Become A Volunteer

Help change a life and give the gift of literacy. Become a literacy volunteer in your community.

The Langley Literacy Network is committed to building on community strengths to encourage lifelong learning by ensuring that residents of all ages have access to sufficient and appropriate information, services, and support to meet their literacy needs.

We are always looking for volunteers in programs such as Reading Buddies, Wrap-a-Read, Community One-on-One Learning, Conversation Circles and more to help children, families and adults improve their literacy skills. Connect with us today to access literacy programs or to learn how you can support literacy in your community.

See All Our Volunteer Opportunities >