Literacy

On the Perils of the English Language

Every so often, we post something about how ridiculous the English language really is. The following excerpt from the poem The Chaos by G Nolst Tenite shows why learning to read and write in English is so difficult, both for English language learners and Adult basic education students. Give it a try, and see how well YOU do! You can see the whole poem here.

Learner Recognition Opportunity!

Attention Literacy Tutors!

Is your student doing a great job? Feel like they deserve some recognition for all their hard work? This is your opportunity!

The Oklahoma Literacy Coalition is asking you to submit the name of a learner from your program to be recognized as ESL Adult Learner of the Year and Basic Education Adult Learner of the Year at the OLC Fall Learner Conference!

Happy Independence Day, USA!

This Friday is July 4th, the day Americans celebrate their independence from Great Britain. Want to learn more about this holiday? Check out some of the links below: 

Listen to this podcast for ESL students about Independence Day.

The History Channel has lots of videos and other information about July 4th. 

New Dates for Conversation Circles

Don't miss our new dates for Conversation Circles!

If you've been unable to attend before, we are now having CC at new locations and times. 

Conversation Circles is a great opportunity to practice speaking and listening in a group setting. It's also a wonderful chance to meet other ESL students and learn about other cultures. 

Starting the second week in July, Conversation Circles are happening: 

 

 

Reading Strategies for Tutors: How to identify and build auditory memory

Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service will be presenting another training by Penny Stack next Saturday at the Hardesty Regional Library.

This training will focus on how to identify and build auditory memory. Ms. Stack, from the Dyslexia Institutes of America, will show tutors and learners strategy tips focusing on auditory memory that typically are underlying issues to comprehension challenges. 

Saturday, June 28th

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E 93rd St

Please call the literacy office at 918-549-7400 to register.

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