Adult Education and
Family Literacy Week
This week is Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. We will be sharing stories about how we are making an impact in our community by supporting literacy needs!
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Below, This is Lester and his tutor Zoe. Lester is from Jamaica and he never had the opportunity to attend classes. Now in his 70's he is happy that he is finally able to be in school.
Read his essay.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME AS AN
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TUTOR
Make a difference in someone else’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 53 non-English languages spoken in these communities?
(Data taken from the Milford and Stratford School District Strategic School Profile, 2012-2013)
Literacy Volunteers is offering volunteer TUTOR TRAINING classes in ESL (English as a Second Language) and Basic Literacy. TUTOR TRAINING classes in Milford will be held at Fanny Beach Community Center, 16 Dixon Street, Milford from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, October 5, 12, 19. 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
TUTOR TRAINING classes in Stratford will be held at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St. Stratford from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Volunteer tutors will learn techniques to assist Basic Literacy and ESL 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.
28- Tutor Training classes begin- Milford
26- Tutor Training classes begin- Stratford
Computer class begins- Milford
15- Philanthropy day
4- Winter Sprinter, Run/Walk
8- Barnes and Noble Book Fair- Frozen
Milford English Classes-
Monday, 6:30 pm- Conversation Class
Tuesday, 10:00 am- Advanced Class
Tuesday, 6:30 pm- Intermediate Class, child care Meadowside School (Sept-June)
Wednesday, 9:00 am- Grammar class
12:30 pm- Intermediate Class
Tuesday, 1:30 pm - Conversation Class- Stratford Library
More information on one on one tutoring.
Click for more info or call to sign up, 203-878-4800
For further information, call The Literacy office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 203-878-4800 or stop by the Stratford Library Satellite Office on Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Additionally, if you are interested in working with students preparing for their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) examination, or prefer to help adult students with basic literacy skills, call the Center’s office to schedule your orientation meeting.
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