Literacy Services of Wisconsin's ESL program supports other world language speaking students with reading, writing, spelling, and verbal skills. Our students currently come from 50 different countries or 25% of the world.
This program focuses on the needs of students from these countries and many more around the world. It provides one-on-one instruction in reading, writing, spelling, and verbal skills for non-English speakers.
In addition to academic achievement, ESL students also work to achieve goals such as employment, housing, driver licenses, and, ultimately, U.S. citizenship.
ESL QUICK FACTS
|In 2012, 170 students participated in the ESL program.|
|ESL instruction broadly covers any of the various approaches to teaching the English language to non-native speakers.|
ESL teaches students to:
|Our students need great amounts of conversation and appreciate lots of feedback. The failure to correct is a missed opportunity for a student to learn.|
|Given the rich collection of cultures in this program, volunteer tutors in ESL constantly comment on how much they learn from students during class.|
New in 2012, we are proud to offer a community engagement program which will take ESL students to relevant institutions in and around our Milwaukee community and educate them about the services and history of notable places.