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App-to-Speed Learning Circles in Adult ESOL Programs

Adult literacy blog by David Rosen and ProLiteracy


Through offering learning circles, adult ESOL programs can help immigrant community members to quickly learn and effectively use free or low-cost apps to improve their English language skills.

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App-to-Speed Learning Circles in Public Libraries
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This article is about how, through offering learning circles, libraries can help low-literate and immigrant community members quickly and effectively learn to use free or low-cost apps to improve their basic skills or, for immigrants, to improve their English language skills. At the end is a list of links to articles about learning circles in libraries, and to a study of library learning circles.

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A Student Story: From No English to Nursing School-Bound
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Dolma Tsering moved to the US three years ago from a small village in Tibet. She and her family moved here to open their now successful shop in Blacksburg, Virginia, the Himalayan Curry Café. She didn't know any English until she met her tutor.

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One Girl's Courage Leads Women to Equal Education Opportunities
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Women across the world are not always in a position to feel empowered, make life-changing decisions of their own, or take a stand for what they believe in. One woman, however, defied the Taliban, stood her ground, and fought for something that she deeply believed in.

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Three Ladies of Literacy in the Asia Pacific Region
Three Ladies of Literacy in the Asia Pacific Region

We're celebrating International Women's Day by sharing the stories of three remarkable women in the Asia Pacific region who have helped conquer basic literacy and workforce challenges.


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