Highlights

Spotlight: Shreya Mirlekar

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Meet Shreya Mirlekar, Orange Literacy’s first “Transitions” student to obtain full-time employment. The pilot Transitions Program is led by a part-time Transitions Advisor, Sarah Cooley, who provides counseling—one on one and in group settings—to high-level ESOL students wishing to further their education and employment goals while in the US. Shreya Mirlekar came to the US […]

Happy Fourth of July!

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                                  In celebration of Independence Day, Orange Literacy would like to honor all of the hard-working students in our Citizenship program. Below is a complete list of all the students from our Citizenship program who have become fully naturalized […]

Student Spotlight: Matias Reyes

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Matias Reyes and his wife moved from Chile for her job as a PE teacher in Carrboro.  He registered as a student with Orange Literacy in January 2017 to improve his English while gaining more experience in listening and speaking.  He currently attends the Career Development class at Orange County Joblink Center and studies online […]

In-Service Training: Language Experience Approach

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Students’ narratives are both empowering and informative in any classroom setting.  They allow students to share their knowledge with others and provide text examples that can then be used for language practice and literacy skill development.  Come learn about the Language Experience Approach and how to implement it with your classes during this in-service training.  […]

In-Service Training: Essay Writing for the GED

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Orange Literacy GED tutor Patience Vanderbush will give an informal, one-hour presentation to fellow GED tutors on the GED Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) Extended Response (ER) essay.  This 45-minute component of the exam asks the student to read and evaluate two positions about an issue and then to write an essay arguing which position is […]

Thank You Project Literacy!

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In support of our UNC GED class, Sarah Sturdivant and members of Project Literacy at UNC raised $731 during their Harry Potter Trivia Night last fall.  Money raised will go toward books for our UNC GED class. In 2010, Orange County Literacy partnered with UNC and created a GED class for Facilities Services employees working […]

Representative David Price Visits Karen Community Center

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Monday’s Citizenship class at the Karen Community Center in Carrboro began like any other. Refugees from Burma packed into the small church building to learn about English spelling conventions, geography, and American government. However, there was a palpable sense of anticipation in the room that had not been apparent in other classes. This was the day […]

Tutor Tips – January 2017

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Eager for a list of recommended websites to use? Look no further! Check out this great website for free resources, grouped into a number of subjects such as Adult Learner Websites, Computer and Internet Skills, Tutor Online Learning for ABE and ESL, and more! http://www.litworks.org/teaching_adults.html Idioms—we use them every day, but how can you explain […]

Spotlight on Tutors: Anita Howell, ABE Tutor

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Anita Howell has been a tutor with Orange Literacy since 2009, and she has been working with the same student for seven years.  They started working with the Wilson Program five years ago and recently completed it.  Her student Betsy entered the program at a low-literacy level and has worked diligently to improve her reading […]