adult literacy

Be a Power Up! Volunteer!

Have some free time on your hands and want to help integrate new literacy students to the program? We offer a 2 hour orientation session to incoming students in which we discuss how the program works, what the expectations are of both students and their prospective tutors, and goal setting strategies in detail. This orientation session is called Power Up! and next year we plan to offer one session a month for ESL students, and one for Basic Literacy students: now we just need the volunteers to lead and assist these sessions!

Free Learning Online IV: GCF Learn Free

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www.gcflearnfree.org is an easy-to-use learning resource for both adult basic literacy and ESL learners and their tutors. Create a free personalized learning profile to keep track of your progress. You can also download the free app to your mobile device! There are over 90 topics to choose from. 

 

Here are a few of interest-

Free Learning Online III: Open Culture

For a vibrant, interesting, and entertaining website full of educational videos, visit www.openculture.com. You can take free courses on various subjects or languages. You can watch Christopher Walken read books aloud, watch a brief video about a robot that flies like a bird, watch over 450 movies for free online (including classics, westerns, foreign films, indie films, and more). You can download free e-books or audio books, watch rare footage of Samuel Becket, or download a lecture series on Roman architecture. Check it out! 

Free Learning Online II: Khan Academy

The Khan Acadamy,  www.khanacademy.org, contains over 2,700 videos and 260 practice exercises for people interested in learning anything from arithmetic to physics to investing. As they say, "Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.” Though this site is heavily focused on science (including healthcare and medicine), math, history, and economics, there are also videos for general SAT and GMAT prep.  Take a little time to check it out; we guarantee that you will learn something!

Free Learning Online I: Universal Class

Did you know that you can take free non-credit courses through Universal Class with your TCCL library card number? You can enroll in up to five courses, and you have six months to complete each course. You can take courses that focus on developing specific knowledge and skills, like accounting, history, medical coding, language arts, office skills, etc. You can also take courses to prepare for the GED!

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