- Program Considerations
- Classroom Strategies
- Levels of ESL Literacy
LIFE need academic support, both inside and outside the classroom.
While classroom instructors provide academic support inside the classroom, learners also need support outside of the classroom so that they can cope with the school system effectively and make informed choices for themselves.
Learners need help to understand the academic system in their new country and to understand their place within it. This understanding is essential to the process of setting goals and making informed decisions.
An awareness of future possibilities is a powerful motivator for LIFE.
Learners who are getting closer to transitioning out of ESL literacy need information about what is available to them in order to plan their next step. There are many different pathways available to learners. Employment-training programs, mainstream ESL classes and Adult Basic Education programs are just some of the options available. It is important for learners to understand the natural progression of the education system and the length of time required at each step in order to set short, medium and long-term goals.