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We would love to help you learn to speak, read, and write English. If you have trouble completing the application, please feel free to email us.

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Estaremos encantados de ayudarte a hablar, leer y escribir en inglés. Si tienes problemas completando la aplicación, por favor escríbenos.
Dollar General Foundation provides generous grant.

Dollar General Foundation provides generous grant.

Manatee Literacy Council Receives Grant from Dollar General Foundation to Support Adult Literacy Bradenton, FL – The Manatee Literacy Council is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant from the Dollar General Foundation. This vital funding will...

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Using AI in Teaching Adults English

Using AI in Teaching Adults English

We watched a great video recently by Proliteracy about using Artificial Intelligence in tutoring and teaching. Some great resources and tips are available. We will be looking closer into this realm in the near future, but please feel free to watch this video which outlines four FREE resources to make learning English easier for volunteers AND learners!

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Marcela changes lives by “being the one”

Marcela changes lives by “being the one”

Marcela has been instrumental in helping develop our Family Literacy program in collaboration with Parenting Matters in several Manatee County Title 1 schools. This program brings together parents and children to advance a 2Gen approach. As a Parent Educator with Parenting Matters when her children were young, Marcela has worked with the staff at Parenting Matters to develop an incredible program for local families.

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Celebrating Literacy in Manatee

Celebrating Literacy in Manatee

Manatee Literacy celebrates learning at "Party in the Park"  On January 13, 2024, the Manatee Literacy Council hosted a heartwarming and joyful event, "Party in the Park," at G.T. Bray Park. The event brought together learners, volunteers, and community members for a...

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Workforce Literacy in the Medical and Hospitality Industries

Workforce Literacy in the Medical and Hospitality Industries

Workplace Literacy: How it Benefits the Medical and Hospitality Industries English is the language of business, so the ability to communicate effectively in English is an invaluable skill, especially in fields like medicine and hospitality where human interactions and...

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Celebrating Literacy in Manatee County

Celebrating Literacy in Manatee County

Library Learners celebrate the holidays and culture at the Rocky Bluff Branch.  This year, the Manatee Literacy Council went above and beyond by organizing a multicultural holiday celebration for their Adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes. One...

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How to Work with Non-Native English Speakers in the Workplace

How to Work with Non-Native English Speakers in the Workplace

Many native English speakers fail to realize and empathize with these challenges their counterparts face. Native English speakers are responsible for communication breakdowns and an ever growing unconscious bias, which tends to create uncomfortable work environments. To dismantle this barrier, we must all work a bit harder to be more patient and understanding.

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