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Oklahoma Literacy Coalition's Fall Conference--Registration Deadline Soon

The deadline to register for the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition's Fall Conference is almost here! If you are a literacy student or tutor who is interested in attending the fall conference, please contact the Literacy Office by Thursday, September 4th, and we will get you registered. 

For more information on the conference, you can check out OLC's website here.

September Adult Learner Book Club Book

September is coming up fast, and the book selected for Book Club this month is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. 

From the library websiteBudding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. 

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. 

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