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Volunteer Your Time As An English Language Tutor To Local Immigrants

Make a difference in someone’s life!  Did you know there are more than 15,000 people in Milford and Stratford without a high school diploma?  Did you know there are more than 1,600 adults who are not fluent in English?  Did you know there are 46 non-English languages spoken in these cities?  (Data taken from the Milford and Stratford School District Strategic School Profile, 2012-2013.)

Virtual TUTOR TRAINING classes will be held on ZOOM.  Classes will be held at 9:30 am January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2021.  Classes will be recorded for others to watch at their own pace.

Volunteer tutors will learn techniques to assist ELL (English language learners) students with dialogue, listening comprehension, oral fluency, phonics, reading comprehension and writing skills.  No previous teaching experience required!  All prospective tutors will be interviewed in advance.  For further information, call the literacy office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 203-878-4800 or email director@lvsct.org.

Literacy Volunteers is part of the ProLiteracy network of adult basic education and literacy programs.  ProLiteracy works with its member agencies to raise awareness of available ELL services.

“Non-English speakers in the U.S. can fall behind in education or employment in an already challenging job market,” said David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy.  “Language barriers can also prevent them from understanding important financial, educational, health care, employment or legal rights issues.  By raising awareness of our members’ ELL programs, adults in need will know where to find resources that can help them gain skills to address everyday matters.”

For more information on Literacy Volunteers of Southern CT’s ELL and other volunteer programs, visit www.lvsct.org, email director@lvsct.org or call 203-878-4800.

ProLiteracy, based in Syracuse, New York, champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies.  It works with adult new readers and learners and with local and national organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, computer, and English skills they need to be successful.  ProLiteracy advocates on behalf of adult learners and the programs that serve them, provides training and professional development, and publishes materials used in adult literacy instruction.  ProLiteracy has 1,200 member programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and works with 125 nongovernmental international agencies.  For more information, please go to www.ProLiteracy.org and www.NewReadersPress.com.

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