Esl Volunteer Training At The Central Library

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World Relief Seattle says
Community Volunteer Training: Supporting Adult Literacy and Learning

All are welcome to attend a day of FREE classes, workshops, and conversations to support ESL and ABE students in the greater King County region. Light breakfast provided. Brown bag lunch.

There will be a lunchtime presentation by Seattle-based refugee advocate Erika Berg, Empowering Refugee (and Migrant) Youth Voices, a narrated presentation of "visual stories" that serve as a testament to the indomitable spirit of those forced to flee injustice and the transformational power of art. For a preview of her book Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma, please visit www.burmavisionsforpeace.org.

Workshops offered:
•Teaching and Planning Lessons for English Language Learners: Learn techniques and activities for teaching English language learners, including those who have no English ability. Learn how to plan lessons and assess what your students know. Get tips on how to be culturally sensitive and to differentiate instruction for various levels.
•Intro to Working with Adult Learners and Lesson Planning (ABE & ESL): In the first part of this training participants will learn how to form realistic expectations, assess learner’s goals and techniques for motivating learners. The session will then move on to developing lesson plans that are based on learner’s goals and integrate best teaching practices.
•Facilitating ESL Conversation Groups: Learn how to facilitate English conversation groups with conversation games and techniques for working with multi-level groups.
•Teaching Job Readiness Skills: Participants will learn simple, effective strategies to share when teaching job readiness. These include what should (and should not) be on a resume, how to confidently answer common interview questions, and how to use internet resources to find suitable jobs. After this workshop, participants will have the tools to help people with barriers to employment make strides toward gainful, productive work.
•Panel Discussion: What I Wish I Had Known: Discussion and Q&A about English and basic skills instruction. Experienced instructors will share their knowledge about teaching best practices. Get insider tips for common challenges and advice for first-time instructors.
•Library Resources for Instructors and Students: Discover the Library’s Literacy, ESL and Citizenship collection. Find out about online resources for instructors and students. Learn how to download ebooks, music, and movies.
•Engaging the Beginning Reader (ABE): Fun techniques for teaching beginning reading. This session will be a hands on learning experience designed to show you how to get your student(s) actively engaged in everything from learning the ABC's and sight words to fluency and comprehension. Resources for beginning literacy apps and useful websites will also be discussed.
•Integrating Digital Literacy in ESOL: This workshop will explore the meaning of digital literacy and the importance of dig
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By: World Relief Seattle

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