Spring 2023 Newsletter
Our Spring, 2023 newsletter is positively bursting with exciting news! Check out articles about: *our exciting new Family Literacy program for Manatee County parents. *a suggestion for a great new tool to improve listening comprehension. *the lastest information on...
Proliteracy’s webinar on basic literacy skills
If you are working with a learner that has a very basic understanding of the English Language, you might want to check out this video! "Effective Strategies for Working with Low-Level Basic Literacy Learners". This webinar features...
Developing Skills for the Workplace
Looking for a new career is difficult, especially for English Language Learners. There is so much to learn and navigate to acquire the skills needed to be competitive in the workplace. If you are tutoring someone who is looking to change jobs or improve their...
How long does it take to learn English as an adult?
We are often asked how long an adult should take to learn a new language. Many of us have heard that it's easier for children to learn to speak a new language but what about an adult? Cruising the internet, you find ads that promise to teach you a new language in...
Family Literacy Matters
Manatee Literacy Council collaborates with Parenting Matters to help families.
Sydia’s Presentation on Venezuela
The Learners in our "Confident Conversation" classes are encouraged to create and share presentations about their home countries. Here Sydia shares a wonderful presentation about Venezuela. Thank you, Sydia!
Party in the Park – 2022
Party In the Park Our second annual "Party in the Park" was a blast! We had a picnic, played games, and learned so much about each other! Thank you to Terri and Simon for hosting, and all of you that brought yummy treats and smiles for this wonderful...
May Tutor Tea
The May Tutor Tea was well attended, including by new tutors Elaine Walsh and Yvette Francino. Welcome, Elaine and Yvette! In our introductions, tutors shared a moment from the last month that moved them. Touching stories galore. Board of Directors president and...
Meet Esmerelda, English Language Learner and Published Author!
I am from Aguascalientes, Mexico. Since I first came to the United States in 2017, one of my priorities was to go to school and focus on learning English.
Meet New Board Member – Jeannine Abele
Welcome Board Member Jeannine Abele! The M.L.C. Board is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jeannine Abele as a voting member. In addition to being a Tutor Certification Trainor, Jeannine leads our Tutor Zoom Training and herself is a tutor of 5 learners!