Back To Work

January 6, 2011 at 11:29 AM | Posted in Basic Literacy, Class, Community, ESOL, Family Learning, Teaching, Training, Tutoring, Volunteers | Leave a comment
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I am so happy to be back at work.  There is a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm for a fresh start.   The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, just like a college or university, is gearing up for a new semester of ESOL Classes and new Volunteer Tutoring Training sessions.   It’s a busy, busy time.  Like many organizations, the Literacy Council never stops moving forward.  The transition into the new year seems to provide the momentum to be creative, forward thinking, and passionate about the future.  The staff and board are always looking for ways to strengthen the programs, secure more financial resources, and raise more awareness of adult literacy.

One new direction for The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is in the Basic Literacy tutoring program, our signature literacy tutoring program.  In response to the changing needs of our community, LCNV will try to better accommodate those adult learners who face learning challenges or learning difficulties.  We have a new Basic Literacy Tutoring Specialist, Molly Chilton, who has extensive experience working in special education.

In the classroom program, we are adding another Conversation Class for those ESOL adult learners who want to continue practicing their English speaking skills outside of the classroom.  This semester we will be offering four conversation classes: two at the James Lee Center, one at the Mark Center club, and a new class at Fair Hill Elementary School.

That is just a quick sampling of progress at the Literacy Council.  Stay tuned to receive continued updates on how the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia serves the beginning level literacy and language needs in our community.  Happy New Year.

-Patti Donnelly, Executive Director

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