EDUCATION

En Español

Manos de Cristo believes that education is the building block of self-sufficiency. We offer the following classes for our adult learners.

Questions? Call (512) 270-1375

 

Manos Education classes will be held exclusively online until further notice.
Registration is by appointment only.

COMPUTER CLASSES

Registration fee: FREE for 8-week course

Manos offers 8-week computer courses for individuals with little to no prior computer experience. Classes meet twice a week for 2 hours; morning (9:30 am - 11:30 am) and evening classes (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) are available.

Classes are bilingual (English/Spanish) when bilingual instructors are available. Course topics include computer basics, word processing, Internet navigation, e-mail, and the use of spreadsheets.

REGISTRATION & CLASS DATES:

SPRING 2021
Section I
Registration: NOW - January 22, 2021
Class start & end dates: January 18/19, 2021 - March 10/11, 2021
Please fill out the information capture form here to begin your ESL registration process.

Section II
Registration: February 1/2, 2021 – March 26, 2021
Class start & end dates: March 22/23, 2021 – May 12/13, 2021


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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

Registration fee: $40 per course

Manos holds ESL classes during the academic year for 16-week semesters. During the academic year, 5 levels of English are offered. Morning (9:30 am - 11:30 am) and evening (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) classes are available. Academic year classes meet twice weekly. During the summer, 3 levels are offered for an intensive schedule of 4 days a week for 3 hours each class. Individual and small-group tutoring sessions are available; please contact us for more information. In ESL classes, students 18 years of age and up learn practical life skills in English.

REGISTRATION & CLASS DATES:

SPRING 2021*
Registration: Now - January 22, 2021
Class start & end dates: January 18/19, 2021 – May 12/13, 2021
Please fill out the information capture form here to begin your ESL registration process.

*Dates are subject to change


CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

Registration fee: $30 per course

Manos offers classes throughout the year for eligible legal permanent residents. Students learn about U.S. history, government, culture and holidays to prepare for the interview they must pass to become citizens. Students must have intermediate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English. Morning (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) and evening (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) classes are available.

REGISTRATION & CLASS DATES:

SPRING 2021
Section I
Registration: NOW – January 19, 2021
Class start & end dates: January 11, 2021 – March 25, 2021
Please fill out the information capture form here to begin your ESL registration process.

Section II
Registration: April 1, 2021 – April – April 14, 2021
Class start & end dates: April 12, 2021 – June 17, 2021


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Adult Basic Education in Spanish – Plazas Comunitarias

*Plazas Comunitarias classes are currently suspended. Self-study is still available. Call us for more information.

Registration fee: Free

Non-English speaking adults without a firm foundation in formal schooling and literacy from their countries of origin face challenges when trying to learn English as a Second Language because many lessons are print-based and assume a level of general knowledge. Since 2010, Manos has offered the opportunity for native Spanish speakers to complete their basic education in Spanish with materials from the Mexican National Institute of Adult Education. Upon completion, students will receive a diploma of primary or secondary school from the Ministry of Public Education in Mexico. Morning (9:30 am - 11:30 am) and evening (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) classes are available. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year.

Please bring the following to your registration appointment:

Registration is held at Manos de Cristo (4911 Harmon Avenue, Austin, TX 78751). Please use the entrance marked Student Entrance.

  • Picture ID
  • Proof of income for the past 30 days (can be one of the following):
    • Pay stubs for the previous 30 days
    • Social Security payment
  • Proof of Current Address (can be one of the following):
    • Driver’s license or government-issued ID card (that includes current address)
    • Automobile registration
    • Lease agreement
    • Utility bill
    • Statement from landlord that includes address

Manos de Cristo offers childcare for children ages 2 - 5. Childcare services are suspended while remote learning is in place. Manos de Cristo also offers bus pass assistance for students, and scholarships for students unable to pay the registration fee.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Education Department at (512) 270-1375.