Category: <span>Learner Spotlight</span>

Learner Spotlight: Winter ESL Book Club Explores “Songbirds”
February 17, 2024February 17, 2024
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Learner Spotlight: Winter ESL Book Club Explores “Songbirds”

The Winter English as a Second Language (ESL) Book Club  at the Literacy Council met for three sessions and enjoyed the poetic words and moving story of Christy Lefteri in Songbirds. It was an edge of your seat read that had elements of literary fiction as well as mystery and suspense. Lefteri, a child of...

Student Spotlight: Meet Our Waverley Parent Classes
June 2, 2023June 14, 2023
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Student Spotlight: Meet Our Waverley Parent Classes

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet students from two of our Parent Literacy Program classes who are featured this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners  represent the Literacy Council’s literacy programs, which also include our Tutoring, Community Class and Workplace Literacy Programs. Congratulations to all the mothers who...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Fatemah
May 16, 2023June 2, 2023
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Fatemah

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Fatemah, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners  represent the Literacy Council’s literacy programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as adult learners in other programs. Fatemah contributed her story...

Learner Spotlight: 5th Edition of Reflections Features Student Authors
April 10, 2023June 2, 2023
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Learner Spotlight: 5th Edition of Reflections Features Student Authors

Tutors, students, Board Members and members of our community met in person for the first time in two years March 6 to celebrate the publication of the Literacy Council of Frederick County’s fifth edition of its literary magazine, Reflections: Voices of English Learners. Geordie Wilson, Board President, gave opening remarks celebrating the creative work of...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Vanessa
March 1, 2023June 2, 2023
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Vanessa

Welcome to our Monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Vanessa, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight.” Featured adult learners represent the Literacy Council’s Tutoring, Community Classes, Parent and Workplace Literacy Programs, as well as authors from our literary magazine, Reflections: Voices of English Learners. Vanessa was among the first group...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Helon
February 7, 2023June 2, 2023
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Helon

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Helon, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners  represent the Literacy Council’s literacy programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as adult learners in other programs. Helon contributed her story...

Learner Spotlight: Book Club Explores “Coming of Age in the 21st Century”
January 9, 2023June 2, 2023
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Learner Spotlight: Book Club Explores “Coming of Age in the 21st Century”

Written by Catherine Coundjeris, Book Club Facilitator and Writing Classes Instructor This winter’s Book Club at the Literacy Council met for three sessions and delved into stories from an anthology, Coming of Age in the 21st Century edited by Mary Frosch.  It was a an inward journey of self-exploration as first generation Americans and people...

Learner Spotlight: Fall Classes Bring Joyful Teaching & Learning
December 14, 2022December 22, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Fall Classes Bring Joyful Teaching & Learning

Fall classes have been especially joyful this year as students return to more in-person instruction in the Literacy Council’s classroom, as well as other locations.  Remote instruction also continued with students for whom this was the best option to access learning opportunities. Classes were conducted in U.S. Civics, multi level Conversation, Parent Conversation (at two...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Inok
October 7, 2022December 22, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Inok

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Inok, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners  represent the Literacy Council’s literacy programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as adult learners in other programs. Inok contributed stories to...

Learner Spotlight: Adult Learner Graduates from Tutoring Program
September 15, 2022December 22, 2022
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Learner Spotlight: Adult Learner Graduates from Tutoring Program

Congratulations to Thierno on his many accomplishments in the Literacy Council’s Tutoring and Class Programs! Thierno recently was awarded a certificate presented by his tutor Pat Kennedy and Executive Director, Laurie Fisher, in recognition of his graduation and transition to Frederick Community College! We well remember Thierno and Pat faithfully meeting each week at the...