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Find Us on Facebook!

That’s right—in June we joined the social networking community and now have a Facebook page! Make sure to like our page HERE for all the latest Ruth G Hardman Adult Literacy information.
 

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.

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: 

 

 

Adult Summer Reading Program

That’s right! Now adults (age 18+) have their very own reading challenge this summer too! For reading or listening to any four books between May 27th and August 2nd, adults win a coupon for a free bagel from Panera Bread, and will be entered automatically to win one of 185 awesome prizes!

We want to especially encourage our adult learners to sign up for this great opportunity! Let us know if you complete the Summer Reading Program (be sure to send us your reading log!), and the Literacy Office will send you a $5 gift card for QuikTrip!

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