Monthly Archives: September 2011

Using Early Reader Books with Adult ESL Students

By Ashley Lipps, LETC Program Director We’ve added to our bookshelves a collection of early reader books. They’re on the bottom-left shelf next to the picture dictionaries in the volunteer lounge. These books are written for young students learning how … Continue reading

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Fall 2011: A New Term, a New School Year at Language ETC

The Language ETC blog is almost a year old! Readership got a boost recently when LETC’s terrific new website went live. To start the school year, here’s a roundup of some past blog posts with ideas that may be helpful … Continue reading

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ESL and Adult Literacy Go Hand in Hand

Three decades ago, one of my first jobs after college involved testing people with low literacy to see how they interpreted medicine labels. I had led a sheltered life up to then, it seems, because I was shocked to discover … Continue reading

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Language ETC ♥ Literacy*AmeriCorps

Yes, we do! And here’s why. Literacy*AmeriCorps has done and continues to do a tremendous amount for LETC. This is the third year that we’ll have a Literacy*AmeriCorps member working with us — teaching classes, helping with recruitment and registration, … Continue reading

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