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December 2019

Writing Class 2 ~ Tuesdays

December 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 3, 2019

Writing Class 2 is a more advanced course than Writing 1.  Students will be asked to write paragraphs using a cogent argument and persuasive language.  They will continue to learn basic grammar and edit paragraphs for grammar errors and error in the structure of a paragraph.  They will read paragraphs and discuss main ideas and the value of supporting materials. The class will meet on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., September 17 through December 3.

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ESL Conversation Class – Student Led ~ 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

December 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

This is a student-led ESL conversation class.  Students meet every other week to plan the class and class strategies.  Students themselves give presentations and mini-presentations about their country of origin, first year in the United States, or anything else of interest to them.  Idioms are discussed.  We also read the newspaper News for You for practice in pronunciation.  We break down into smaller groups to have discussions.  It is a very social time for students to get to know one…

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Conversation Class ~ Intermediate/Advanced – Thursdays

December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

This conversation class is for intermediate to advanced students.  We talk...hold conversations on any subject such as one's favorite holiday, food, travels, family and so much more.  The only qualification to joining is one we all have...talking.  There is no pressure to read, give a speech...just converse and get to know one another.  This class will meet on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., August 15 - December 5

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Professional Development for Tutors

December 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tutors, join us on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the LCFC classroom for this learning opportunity. Let's Play Games:  Utilizing game formats to improve word recognition, spelling, and memory.

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Volunteer Information Session

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help.

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Beginner/Intermediate Conversation Class ~ Friday

December 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 13, 2019

The Friday afternoon Conversation Class is for adults who want to improve their ability to speak and understand American English.  We have conversations about many subjects - holidays, food, travels, family, current events and more.  It will meet beginning September 13 through December 13, from 2:30 -3:30 p.m.

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ESL Conversation Class – Urbana Senior Center ~ Thursdays

Urbana Regional Library Senior Center, 9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
December 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2019

This ESL Conversation Class is for adults of all ages who want to improve their ability to speak and understand American English.  We have conversations about many subjects - holidays, food, travels, family, current events and more. The class will meet on Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Urbana Senior Center in the Urbana Regional Library building.

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Conversation Class ~ Advanced – Wednesday mornings

December 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Wednesday morning Advanced Conversation Class is a class for adults who want to improve their ability to speak and understand American English.  We have conversations about many subjects - holidays, food, travels, family, current events and more.  The class will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. each Wednesday, September 11 through December 18. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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January 2020

Volunteer Information Session

January 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help.

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Volunteer Information Session

Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd.
Thurmont, MD 21788 United States
January 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help.

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Volunteer Information Session

Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
January 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help.

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Professional Development for Tutors

January 15, 2020 @ 1:30 am - 3:00 am

Tutors, join us on Wednesday, January 15, 2019, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the LCFC classroom for this learning opportunity. Tutor Chat: A Q&A session for all tutors.  Bring your success stories and your questions, and get to know other tutors!

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February 2020

Tutor Training Workshop

Frederick Presbyterian Church, 115 W. 2nd St.
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 1, 2020

Prepare to tutor an adult who needs to learn English or a native English speaker who needs to improve their reading skills with two days of in-person training by our experienced tutor trainers. Both days are required for completion. You must also attend one Volunteer Information Session or an approved alternative prior to the training.

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Professional Development for Tutors

February 27, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Tutors, join us on Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the LCFC classroom for this learning opportunity. Second Language Acquisition:  Learn how we acquire language and discover specific language related obstacles your students will have based on their native language. (Repeat session.)

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March 2020

Profession Development for Tutors

March 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tutors, join us on Monday, March 9, 2020, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Literacy Council classroom for this learning opportunity. Using Graphic Narratives to Teach Reading: Adding the WHAM and POW factor to your lessons will be presented by Lynn Bruton, Basic Literacy Coordinator

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Professional Development for Tutors

March 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tutors, join us on Monday March 9, 2020, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the LCFC classroom for this learning opportunity. Using Graphic Narratives to Teach Reading: Adding the WHAM and POW factor to your lessons will be presented by Lynn Bruton, Basic Literacy Coordinator

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Volunteer Information Session

March 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help.

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Scrabble® Mania for Literacy 2020 – Cancelled

Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Ave.
Frederick, MD 21703
March 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Scrabble® Mania for Literacy 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis and our desire to comply with strict protocols suggested in response to the crisis. We hope to bring back Scrabble® Mania next year. We will soon launch our Scrabble® Mania Online Silent Auction featuring over 80 fantastic items for all interests, including art, food, travel, health, entertainment, and more! Stay tuned for more information! Even though we regretfully cancelled Scrabble® Mania due to current circumstances, what has…

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Tutors, join us on Friday, March 27, 2020, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Literacy Council classroom for this learning opportunity. Is your student thinking about transitioning to Frederick Community College?  Come learn about the process of becoming a GED or ESL student at FCC.  Presented by Ivania Amador, FCC Adult Education and ESL Transition Specialist.

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