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Listen Up!

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If your ESL learner would like a good resource for listening practice at home, check out Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab at www.esl-lab.com. Listening exercises are divided into categories of easy, medium, and difficult. Each exercise has pre- and post-listening activities, such as discussion topics, comprehension questions, vocabulary exercises, and suggestions for extension activities.

Online Tutor In-Service Opportunities

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Just a reminder that the Literacy Office requires that you take at least one continuing education class per year.  While the Literacy Office offers plenty of opportunities throughout the year administered by our staff for tutors who are unable to attend traditional classes, online options are available.  The Pro Literacy Network offers many self-paced, online courses for tutors at their website: http://www.proliteracyednet.org/articles.asp?mcid=2

Goals Workshop at Schusterman-Benson Library

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What do I like about my life right now? Who challenges me and believes that I can do better? What do I need? What do I want?

Do any of these questions perk your interest?  We will explore these questions and more in the next Goals Workshop on Saturday, September 14th from 10:15 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at Schusterman-Benson Library. This workshop is for adult learners and their tutors and provides an opportunity to learn something about yourself. This is not your ordinary goals-setting type of experience. Please call to reserve your spot: 918-549-7400.

Roll the Dice!

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Forming questions is often very difficult for English language learners. If you have a die (or a pair of dice), you can make a game of asking questions. Assign each number a question word; for example, one is who, two is what, three is where, four is when, five is why, and six is how. Roll the die, and your learner (and/or you) should ask a question using that word. The question and answer may also spark a very interesting conversation.

September Book Club Selection: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

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The book for September’s Book Club meeting is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

“Here is a broad fantasy with all the gruesome imagery of old-fashioned fairy tales and a good measure of their breathtaking delight.” Kirkus Reviews

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