Mini-courses for Adult Literacy Students

Literacy NJ has created three new mini-courses for students. This project was funded by a Literacy Innovations grant from the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Scroll down to download the mini-courses and to read feedback from tutors and students.

Talking up a Storm: Activities for ESOL Conversation Groups

Lessons
We created Talking up a Storm to help programs establish ESOL Conversation Groups. The lessons were written by experienced conversation group leaders in order to help tutors who are new to leading conversation groups get started. We also hope that some of the lessons or activities can be useful to experienced group leaders who are looking for new ideas. This curriculum consists of eight, two-hour lessons. The lessons are designed for Intermediate and Advanced ESOL students. 

Click here to download Talking up a Storm (pdf). 

Pilots
Talking up a Storm was piloted in 16 locations throughout the state by Literacy NJ and our affiliates. 

Click here to read the feedback from tutors and click here to read the feedback from students

 

Destination: U.S. Citizenship

Lessons
The purpose of this mini-course is to enable students meeting the criteria to be able to pass the test and to become citizens of the United States.The mini-course consists of eight, two-hour lessons. ESOL students taking this mini-course should be at least at an Intermediate level. The course focuses on the civics, history, and vocabulary needed to pass the test and the interview. The course is designed to be used with the book Citizenship Passing the Test: Civics and Literacy.  
Click here to download the Destination: U.S. Citizenship lessons

Click here to download the Destination: U.S. Citizenship handouts and the N-400 application

Pilots
Destination: U.S. Citizenship was piloted in 9 locations by Literacy NJ and our affiliates. Click here to read the feedback from tutors and click here to read the feedback from students

 

Technology in Action: A Course in Digital Literacy

Lessons
This 8-lesson, 16 hour mini-course is designed to help students practice the technology we use in everyday life- whether they use a computer, tablet, or smart phone. It is organized into three units: Communicating with People (email, evites, email security & management, calendars, texting); Using the Internet (web searches, internet security, filling out forms, finding resources); and Documenting Your Life (photo archiving & sharing, using the cloud, intro to social media). Lessons can be downloaded at: http://literacynjtech.weebly.com/

Pilots
Technology in Action was piloted in 5 locations by Literacy NJ and our affiliates. Click here to read feedback from tutors and click here to read feedback from students


Questions? Comments?

Contact Jessica at jtomkins@literacynj.org or (732) 906-5456.