Archive for the ‘ESL’ Category

sunset The end of the year is approaching quickly and we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the changes we made in our enrollment system this last year.

The following presentation is a short glimpse at the changes that took place, the outcomes, and how it relates to next year. The presentation also includes a few slides pertaining to current attendance numbers and some end of the year essentials. Let’s finish strong, team!

click on this link to view the PowerPoint: PLC PowerPoint

check here for more info about essentials: End-of-Semester Essentials

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USA Learns is great! 🙂

USA Learns is a free website for immigrant adults learning English as a second language. 

Learn more with this USA Learns webcast: “An ESL Web-based Tool for Distance Learning.”

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from National Commission on Adult Literacy

An economy that thrives in the new global environment! A workforce educated for jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage! America flourishing as a secure democracy and world leader! Powerful demographic evidence points to a clear connection between these ideals and the need for adult education and workforce skills services in America–on a scale unprecedented in history. Following two years of study, the National Commission on Adult Literacy calls for a program on the scale of a “domestic Marshall plan” to achieve these goals. (more…)

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We use student surveys to support continual program improvement and increase student participation in providing constructive feedback. 

In January, 420 ESL and ABE students took class evaluation surveys.  Here are some aggregated results.

Survey Results:

Marketing:  How did you learn about our adult ed. program?

Content:  In which two areas would you like more practice?

Goals:  When you finish our English language program, what do you plan to do?

Overall satisfaction:  Are you satisfied with this class?

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Start your session right with these essentials: orientation PowerPoints, pacing plans, course outlines, goal setting ideas, student needs surveys, persistence-building strategies, and more!… (more…)

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USA Learns is a free web-based multimedia system for adults learning English as a second language.  During the first year of operation, the site was visited 2.9 million times by 900,000 unique learners.  More than 11,000 teachers created classes.

This video shows how to use USA Learns with ESL and ABE students:  http://www.otan.us/DistanceLearning/usaLearns.  OTAN will offer webinars on USA Learns in the spring; please stay posted!

We first introduced you to USA Learns in our blog post USALearns- A Free Online English Portal, dated December 1, 2008.

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sunset As the sun sets on 1st semester at Newport-Mesa Adult School, here again are Martha’s End-of-Semester Essentials to help you hit the lip and rip….without any gnarly wipe-outs.  

 Keep it smooth, Dudes and Dudettes!  


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