Picture this … a group of English language learners arrive for their first class, some more guarded than others about COVID and learning another language. Yet all understand that the consequences of not gaining English proficiency presents a considerable and probably more significant longer-term risk.
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Are You Ready for September? Resources And Tips to Help Teachers of Adult Learners Prepare For the School Year
It’s August. Where did the summer go? Like most teachers, you’re probably looking toward September, thinking about what might invigorate your lesson planning, and even taking inspiration from wherever your summer took you. If you’re looking for ideas, we have resources that can help.
Now that the summer months are in full swing, classes are paused for many learners, including adult learners. This time away from the classroom can offer the opportunity to practice language and literacy skills in a way that’s enjoyable and can happen almost anywhere – reading for pleasure.
In the nonprofit world, inspiration is essential. The size of the issues we address can be overwhelming, but the faces and facts can help us keep going during challenging times and can create a connection with those whose generosity is essential to our organizations.
Poetry writing in English is really only scary in the abstract. Many English language learners are already poets in their native languages, and poetry is a great way to help adult language learners build confidence in their English skills.
Students have paid a high price during the pandemic. A struggle for some is existential for others. As Omicron eventually fades, we will get to decide what the new normal looks like in educating our students.