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Tell me about your holidays

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Pretend that you are a visitor to your learner's home country, and that you know nothing about it. Have the months of the year written on a piece of paper, and ask your learner to go through the year and tell about the holidays of each month. You could even break this up and do a different season over four sessions. Talk about the name of the holiday, what it celebrates/commemorates, how people celebrate, what they eat, etc; he or she can even quiz you at the end.

How do I ...?

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It is important for learners to know how to write about and verbally explain a process. Have your learner think of something he or she knows how to do that doesn't require a lot of time or materials (example: Origami, darning a sock, doing a card trick). Talk about the process to help generate the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures, then ask them to write the process for homework.

Out of the Box Lesson Idea: Mayoral Forum May 8

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Does your adult learner want to participate in their community? Help them learn how local government works by exploring the role of city mayor and where the top candidates stand on important issues. 

Write for our Newsletter!

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In our quarterly newsletter Lit Bits, there is a section dedicated to the writings of adult learners and tutors called Learner to Learner.  This section is a place for tutors to share learning strategies that they’ve found to be successful with their learners, or brag about their learner's latest achievement.  Adult learners can submit book reviews, creative writings, letters, recipes, stories, or other items they’d like to share with other people in the program.  If you or your learner(s) are interested in submitting som

We Are Visible: Social Media Empowers Homeless Individuals

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WeAreVisible.com was created to help homeless individuals connect with the world through social media. However, their easy to understand tutorials can help anyone set up an email, Facebook or Twitter account. If your adult learner is interested in learning more about social media, or would like to create their own social media accounts, this is a great resource.

Watch the video to learn more about why WeAreVisible.com was created.

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