FYI, beginning next week, I will be offering a few extracurricular opportunities for ABE/ESL students. (See descriptions below.) These are non-credit classes, and registration is not required--though regular attendance is encouraged.
These might be good to recommend to your student if they need/want extra help in a certain area. Fliers are posted on the tutoring office window and are available inside the tutoring office or the main BTS office.
Also, I have one lovely volunteer for Talk Time, but I am looking for more! Being a Talk Time facilitator involves leading conversations with ESL students (no lesson planning required) and a commitment of one hour per week for 10 weeks (see times below). Email me if you are interested.
For students: ESL all levels
Tuesdays 10 - 10:50 a.m. OR Wednesdays 5- 5:50 p.m.
Begins April 13
Talk Time is an informal, encouraging environment to practice speaking English. We talk about a new topic each week and spend a lot of time in small group discussion.
Memoir Writing Workshop
For students: ABE all levels, ESL 4B and up
Mondays and Wednesdays 10 -10:50 a.m.
Begins April 12
Students will explore the genre of memoir writing, guided by various writing activities. A new writing prompt every Monday. Peer editing and revising every Wednesday.
ESL Reading Club
For students: ESL 4A and up
Thursdays 10 - 10:50 a.m.
Begins April 15
Every week, we will learn a new reading strategy and apply it to a short story. Students should then be able to use these strategies while reading the novel required in upper level ESL classes.