Help an adult learn English with Literacy Volunteers

  • Shqipe Aliu and Carrie Craft meet at the St. Charles Public Library for a lesson. The next volunteer training will be Feb. 9-18.

    Shqipe Aliu and Carrie Craft meet at the St. Charles Public Library for a lesson. The next volunteer training will be Feb. 9-18. Courtesy of Martin Pinnau Photography

 
Submitted by Peg Coker
Updated 2/2/2021 11:48 AM

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley will host a tutor training workshop for residents who want to help adults learn English.

The four-session workshop will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 9-18, at Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave. in St. Charles.

 

The workshop will be limited to six participants to allow for social distancing and masks will be required.

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley helps adults communicate in English by matching them with trained volunteer tutors who provide lessons once each week.

Volunteers also help their adult learners adapt to life in our community so they can understand how to live successfully in the United States.

If you know English, you can teach English to an adult who is waiting to learn.

You do not need a background in education or a second language to be effective.

Adult learners say that the best tutors are patient, listen, and give practical information.

As volunteers see their adult learners get more comfortable and fluent in English, they know that they are making a difference.

Volunteers also benefit as they broaden their understanding of cultures, values, and lifestyles different from their own.

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The program provides material and instruction so that anyone can be a volunteer tutor. If you have an hour each week, they can fit tutoring into your schedule.

Tutors can choose to meet with an adult student in person or virtually.

If you can help, visit www.lvfv.org/events/trainingschedule to register or call/text (630) 584-4428 for more information.

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