Giving + Learning

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Review: LearnEnglish Grammar App

Recently, we have looked closely at a few iPad applications that would help assist ESL learners and teachers through the process of teaching the English language. After more research, I gave British Council‘s LearnEnglish Grammar (US Edition) a try to…

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Getting Outside of the Classroom

As I research for more information on lesson plans and ESL activities, I always question how I can incorporate new ideas to keep the learners expanding their cultural and English knowledge, while also keeping them interested in coming to school. I…

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Today’s Tutor Tips

Today’s Tutors’ Tip includes activities on how to promote thinking out loud to ESL learners. The Minnesota Literacy Council encourages to use common day reading texts such as a “brochure, advertisement, street map, or assembly instructions” in order to fulfill this activity and…

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Today’s Tutor Tips

“Adult ESL literacy is a learning-centered classroom – learning to learn is crucial for success of the learners with the literacy needs!”  When teaching adult learners, we want to encourage and provide progress in their literacy. Here are a following…

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ESL iPad Apps & Podcasts

With an increase of technology in education, gathering a set of ESL based podcasts and tablet/iPad applications for teachers and volunteers to use, seems to be essential. After doing some research, a number of resources were recognized for their work in…

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Oct. 18 Free Tutor Training: 9:00-3:30. Sign up now!

Giving+Learning Training Flyer_MNLiteracyCouncil Giving + Learning and the NDSU English Department are hosting a Tutor Training session for students, teachers, and volunteers who work with Low Level English Learners. Burgen Young from the Minnesota Literacy Council will be putting on…

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ELL Volunteer Opportunity

Giving + Learning is a local organization that matches volunteers with New Americans who are woking on basic English skills, driver’s permit test preparation, citizenship test preparation, and other life skills. While you give your time and knowledge, you will…

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Mission Statement:

The goal of Giving + Learning is to match volunteers  with English language learners in order to foster a welcoming community for newcomers to the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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