Leveraging Technology to Expand ESL Services

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Thanks to a Mobile Learning Fund grant award from New Readers Press, the Lee County Literacy Coalition (LCLC) is launching additional ESL services for adult learners. 

While LCLC is proud of its ESL book club and plans to continue it, LCLC said it believes there is more to offer the learners it supports. This expansion includes one-to-one tutoring services in reading, writing and conversational English skills. The Mobile Learning Fund grant will allow LCLC to provide a high-quality educational experience. EnGen and Learning Upgrade programs will enhance instruction when paired with traditional materials. 

Learning a language is different than learning a content area. Constant practice yields real progress, and with a free license to either EnGen or Learning Upgrade, ESL learners can practice a little every day.

Learners will be able to receive on-demand instruction accessible from their phone or computer whenever it is most convenient for them. The EnGen and Learning Upgrade programs specialize in assisting individuals to improve their English skills and provides the learner with a curriculum that is tailored to their needs, interests and learning pace. These digital English programs are designed to empower ESL learners.

The programs also provide an increased level of auditory and visual learning aids for improved reinforcement. LCLC is committed to increasing and leveraging resources to meet the current demand for literacy services, and promoting equitable access to literacy education for all adults in Lee County and neighboring counties. It does not matter if you are just starting to learn English or preparing for a new career or seeking to increase technical skills. Either way, LCLC is here to assist.

If you or anyone you know is interested in taking advantage of ESL tutoring, please contact program manager Austin Pearson at 334-705-0001. All services are free. Volunteer opportunities are also available.


LCLC is a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping adults learn to read, write and use mathematics and computers at a level necessary to succeed and thrive. Free services include one-to-one tutoring for reading, writing, math, computer and GED preparation for adults in the Lee County and surrounding areas. Workshops in financial, health and digital/workplace literacy are also offered. Learn more at www.leecountyliteracy.org.


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