Join Literacy Forsyth in June for a friendly Scrabble tournament at Forsyth County Public Library in Cumming. Each competitor plays two games of Scrabble, is treated to lunch and has the opportunity to be Scrabble Champion of Forsyth County!

The 2018 Run Your Bundts Off 5K sponsored by North Georgia Running Co. was a huge success..

Literacy Forsyth has been offering FREE GED tutoring and classes since 2003!

GED Classes Begin January 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. – Literacy Forsyth, 5140 Chattahoochee Industrial Park, Cumming GA 30041
ESOL Classes Begin January 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. – Cumming First United Methodist Church 770 Canton Highway, Cumming GA

Online GED Program
We have a new online GED program. Students can now study anywhere the internet is available!
To register, you need to come in for a placement test.  Please contact Pamela at literacyforsyth@gmail.com or 770-876-2011.

GED Classes 
We have GED classes in many locations in Forsyth County.
Students can enroll in GED classes at anytime.
You can see the schedule for our current classes below.

Lanier Technical College
3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Cumming, GA 30041
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 9pm
Fridays- 8am to 12pm
To register call: 678-341-6606

Literacy Forsyth Office
5140 Chattahoochee Industrial Park
Cumming, GA 30041
January 18- April 19, 2017
Monday & Wednesday – 6pm to 8pm for Reading and Social Studies
770-876-2011

GED CLASSES – NEXT REGISTRATION IS SEPTEMBER 11, 2017!
REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE AT 5140 CHATTAHOOCHEE INDUSTRIAL PARK BEGINNING AT 5:00 P.M.
CLASSES ARE MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M. AT THIS LOCATION.

ENGLISH CLASSES –  NEXT REGISTRATION IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017!
REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE AT CUMMING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 770 CANTON HIGHWAY, CUMMING, BEGINNING AT 5:45 P.M.  CLASS IS TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M. AT THIS LOCATION.  ONLY ONE CLASS WILL BE OFFERED FOR THIS SESSION

READING, WRITING & ADULT BASIC EDUCATION –  DAYTIME HOURS FOR SMALL GROUP SESSIONS AND INDIVIDUAL TUTORING WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF MAY 8, 2017.  CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. ONE HOUR SESSIONS WILL  AT 10:30 A.M. AND 1:30 P.M.  STOP IN TO REGISTER TO RESERVE A SEAT.  CLASS SIZE WILL BE LIMITED.  CALL FOR AVAILABILITY.

Literacy Forsyth offers online classes for individuals who are interested in learning English and for those who are preparing for the GED exam. 
This program is free!

 

Click  Here For Online Classes

For more information and to register for the program, please email LiteracyForsyth@gmail.com.

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ADULT EDUCATION AND LEARNING

  • 10 Characteristics of Adult Learners gives an excellent overview of the top ways adult learners differ from child learners. It also gives practical tips on what this means for us as teachers, tutors, and life-long learners.
  • This article discusses 4 adult learning styles and may be of most interest to those of you who enjoy theory. You can also see concrete examples of different activities that appeal to the various learning styles.

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

Helpful Interactive Online Learning Tools:

Duolingo is a free app for English language learners.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/duolingo-learn-languages-for/id570060128?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duolingo

1.   http://www.eslcafe.com/ideas/
This is a major international teachers’ forum frequented by teachers and tutors all over the world.  It is also a large international jobs board.  Please remember that this information comes from a lot of sources with widely varying credentials, and approach it as such.  However, this is a neat place to check out some fun ideas when you’re looking to incorporate something new.2.   http://englishforeveryone.org/
English for Everyone is an excellent, free resource for downloading grammar practice sheets.  It is a safe site, and you will not need to subscribe or pay.  These worksheets are particularly useful for intermediate or higher level language learners or for adult basic education students.  There are a few items useful for beginner English students, but many are intended for intermediate or higher level languages learners.3.   https://en.islcollective.com/
iSLCollective is a worksheet and lesson plan sharing site for English language teachers.  It requires you to create a username and password before you are allowed to download, but it is safe and free.  There are materials available at all levels and from many countries.  When using this site, be sure to choose adult appropriate resources and to check the language for clarity.  Many worksheets from the UK and Australia use alternate vocabulary and spelling that may be inapplicable for our students.​     4.   https://courses.lincs.ed.gov/
LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System) is a professional community of practice for adult educators.  Everything on this site is free, but you will need to create a username and password.  This site is closely monitored by SMEs (Subject Matter Experts).  We ask that you please not post in the forums as Literacy Forsyth without express written permission.  Through the Learning Portal, several online workshops of extremely high quality are offered.  Most of the workshops take 2-3.5 hours to complete.  Some recommendations, in no particular order, include:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Principles of Second Language Teaching
  • Teaching Emergent Readers
  • Formative Assessment
  • The Role of Culture

BASIC LITERACY

Elkonin Boxes is an app for basic literacy students.  It costs $0.99 and is available for Apple devices.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elkonin-boxes-literacy-tool/id10351858241.   https://www.learnerweb.org/LearnerWeb/LearnerWeb.html?region=literacyworkslincs&locale=en&#REGION_HOME_PAGE
Tutor Ready is a phenomenal, research based, online tutor prep program.  It is highly recommended.  It is made up of several modules and cannot be completed in one sitting.  The course is self-paced, so you can do as little or as much as you like.  LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System) is a professional community of practice for adult educators.  Everything on this site is free, but you will need to create a username and password.  This site is closely monitored by SMEs (Subject Matter Experts).  We ask that you please not post in the forums as Literacy Forsyth without express written permission.2.   http://csal.gsu.edu/content/library-resources
Navigate through this website to read (and test your understanding) of beginner, intermediate, and advanced stories on a wide variety of topics. These stories focus on relatable and useful topics for adults.3.   http://www.readworks.org/
ReadWorks is a good place to get free, high-quality, leveled (by Lexile and grade) reading passages and question sets.  It requires you to create a login and password.  This is primarily a K-12 oriented site, but there are a number of useful lessons.  If you use this, be sure to choose adult appropriate materials.4.   http://www.coabe.org/
The Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is dedicated to improving the quality of adult literacy services by promoting professional development and advocacy for adult education programs. The commission accomplishes this by providing leadership, advocating development and dissemination of research and materials in the field, and by conducting and sponsoring professional development conferences.

GED

Elevate – Brain Training is an app is most useful for GED students,  and intermediate + level language learners.  The basic version is free.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elevate-brain-training/id875063456?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wonder1.   https://ged.com/
This is the official website of the GED.  It’s not easy to navigate, but take some time to explore.  It has small free samples of the tests you can show students, up-to-date information on what students need to know to pass the tests, and some test related prep activities.  There are some helpful videos as well.  Students must register for the new GED through this website, so they need to become familiar with the site as well.2.   http://www.newreaderspress.com/filebin/pdf/2016_NFY-VotingGuide.pdf
This guide, from New Readers Press, teaches social studies and civics content related to the upcoming elections.3.   https://edshelf.com/tool/mathematical-thinking-supports-for-english-language-learners/
Teachers can use this site for helpful information on teaching math to English language learners.

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