At one time, the measure of a class in English (or French or Spanish) as a second language was, “What do I know that I didn’t know before?” A better way to evaluate the experience is, “What can I do that I couldn’t do before?” For example, one ESL lesson might equip a student to make an appointment with a doctor. Another lesson might lead to parent-teacher conference participation at a local school. Using the pragmatic approach, effective ESL teachers impart both information and real life skills.
Similarly, effective websites offer information and application. As such, the new Literacy Connexus website provides information to help churches help people with literacy needs, and, at the same time, is a tool for accomplishing the task. Take a tour and learn how to:
- Build a bookcase
- Find local literacy resources
- Start a church-based literacy ministry
- Identify local and national legislators
- Impact your community 50 ways through literacy
- Advocate for persons with low literacy
- Pursue English as a Second Language training
- Organize a family reading fair
- Connect with others involved in literacy ministry
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