BENEFITING: CONGREGACION LEON DE JUDA
Our ESOL and Workforce Development/Prevocational programs have undergone a curriculum revision that makes digital literacy a learning center piece. With your help, we plan to equip our Adult Education Program with 21 iPads for classroom use.
Since the year 2000, the Adult Education Program has gradually developed into a vibrant, learner-centered program serving over one hundred students annually through six class levels, dozens of volunteer teachers, tutors, and assistants, and two full-time staff.
Through teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, we strive to empower members of Boston’s immigrant community by providing a space in which they are instructionally, emotionally, and spiritually encouraged to improve their English language communication skills.
Our adult students are individuals who bring a wealth of life experience and strengths to our classrooms. They are also individuals with immediate needs and long-term goals. As a teaching team, we serve as facilitators as we teach, drawing upon those experiences and strengths to help students meet their goals.
Our classrooms serve as a place of learning, strengthening, empowering, and healing.
Specific ways we hope to empower and equip our students:
- Helping students become life-long autonomous learners
- Giving students the power of decision in their own learning experience
- Providing a safe place where they can practice and take risks
- Building confidence in language skill ability
- Increasing actual language fluency
- Providing a space for real life issues to be explored and discussed
- Encouraging students to put their goals and plans to arrive at them in writing
- Building study skills and encouraging critical thinking