adult learners

2013 Adult Winter Reading Program, January 29 - March 29

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Tutors, encourage your adult learners to participate in this year’s Adult Winter Reading Program!  Here’s how it works:

Read or listen to eight books and receive a Tulsa City-County Library tote bag.  Sign up at any library or online, beginning Jan. 29.  Complete the program and be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire® HD and/or an iPod Touch® 16G.

You can count the books you read for the Literacy Book Club too! 

Free Dyslexia Screenings

Not all reading difficulties are caused by dyslexia. Dyslexia is not just a reading issue but also a neurological disorder that extends beyond reading difficulties. If you or someone you know might be struggling with dyslexia, the Dyslexia Institutes of America is offering free Dyslexia screenings:
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Wednesday, January 9

Schusterman Jewish Community Center
Mizel School Library
2021 E 71 St., Tulsa

Connect Through the Written Word

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If you have ever received a letter in the mail or a nice holiday greeting, you know how nice it feels. For many people it can be an intimidating task to write a letter, send a greeting card or address an envelope. Tutors, this might be a good opportunity to talk about writing with your adult learner and offer your assistance. The winter holiday season provides the perfect setting to connect with people far (or near) through written communication.

It’s always a good time to write to someone and it does not need to be complicated. To whom will you write?

Life Skills for Adult Learners

The internet can be intimidating and it’s not always easy to know what websites are trustworthy. With a mission to “ensure that every person, regardless of income and location, can maximize the power of technology to improve the quality of his or her life and enter the economic mainstream,” the Beehive is a safe way for you and your adult learner to explore topics online including money, health, employment, schooling and housing. Check it out at www.thebeehive.org.

Enhance Your Learning with ESL Podcast!

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For an adult learner who needs some English listening practice and has Internet access, we highly recommend eslpod.com.  Learners can go to the site and choose a podcast that is of interest to them. They can listen to it slowly, listen to an explanation of it, and/or listen to it quickly; at the same time they can read the transcript if they'd like. The service is free, but interested students can pay for a basic or premium membership if they would like to receive the "Learning Guides."  

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