Programs For You

Literacy Lubbock prides itself on helping where the need is greatest. To that end, we’ve made numerous programs designed to promote literacy from the tiniest of tots to the back-to-school adult.

 

Why Study ESL?

Learning English as a second language can open up doorways, allow for connecting with others, and can give you independence. With English as the language chosen for government, business, and education in this country, learning English can help ease you into these fundamental systems. Not only that, but it can also help you connect with native English speakers and give you self-reliance.

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So what can learning English help me do?

employment

In the workforce, a solid understanding of English can be of vital importance when you’re up for a promotion, trying to get hired, or moving on to a new career path. It is of paramount importance when interacting with others, communicating ideas, and understanding instructions. So much communication happens in the workplace, with most of it being in English. A solid grasp on English basics can help you succeed in your job.

education

The best-paying and often most satisfying jobs require training and education. English is often the language used for education and training. If you want to move on to higher education, learning English can help you do that.

Commitment and self-esteem

Aside from employment and educational applications, learning English boosts self-esteem and shows commitment to achieving goals. It grants you self-reliance because you are able to interact with native English speakers without the use of a translator. Whether you’re now able to speak with your child in English, communicate daily when out in the community, or take part in American culture, your ability to speak English shows your commitment to bettering your communicative skills.

 

Tiny Tots

Literacy begins at an early age.  Studies have shown that reading to your child before school begins helps to set them up for academic success.  Reading to your child helps with their cognitive development, increases their vocabulary, enhances their empathy, sparks their curiosity, creates a bond between the parent and child, helps them to develop concentration, sparks creativity, and reduces screen time.  A child having more than 80 books in their home libraries starts to have better literacy skills, and sets them on the path to success!

Hey Tiny Tots families, we have a not-so-fun update to share with you all.  Our funders are increasingly demanding that demographic information needs to be collected in exchange for our services, so we’re going to pause Tiny Tots starting July 10, 2022 at all locations.  We’ll be taking some time to reorganize and restructure our Early Childhood and Family Literacy Program (under which Tiny Tots operates) to ensure we receive this information while still remaining true to the scope of our mission to spread literacy and education in our community.  We are incredibly sorry for any inconveniences this might cause, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we rework the program.  Thanks, guys.  When I have an update, I’ll share it with you!

-Elizabeth

 

Why take the GED?

In today’s society, education is important. We use technology education to work our phone and our computers. We use language arts when chatting with others on social media such as Facebook or Instagram. Math helps us when we’re shopping. And that’s not even mentioning the education and skills you use on the job. The GED lets others know that you’re capable of functioning on a higher level because you put in the time and effort to complete the education required to pass the GED. That’s why so many colleges, universities, and jobs require their students or employees to have a GED.

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So what exactly can the GED help me do?

employment

In the workforce, a solid educational foundation can be of vital importance when you’re up for a promotion, trying to get hired, or moving on to a new career path. Nowadays, employment depends on education.

  • Studies show that employees with a GED can earn anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000 more than those without a degree.
  • When considered for a promotion, superiors look at educational background.
  • When applying for a new job, hiring managers look at education.

education

The best-paying and often most satisfying jobs require training and education and that comes from first getting a GED.

  • Adults without a high school diploma are three times as likely to be unemployed as those with college degrees.
  • Colleges, universities, and trade schools require a GED before accepting students without high school diplomas.
  • College graduates, on average, earned 56% more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled by the Economic Policy Institute.

Commitment and self-esteem

Aside from employment and educational applications, getting a GED boosts self-esteem and shows commitment to achieving goals. Succeeding at obtaining a GED reveals attractive characteristics for employers and college application reviewers.

  • Obtaining a GED shows commitment and follow-through, both of which reveal a solid work ethic.
  • Succeeding in a set goal boosts self-esteem.
  • It proves to the world and yourself that you are capable of setting a goal, meeting it, and succeeding.

 

Basic Reading

Our Basic Reading classes look to assist with Dyslexia and other reading differences using the Barton Program and the Laubach Reading Program. Our students are paired one-to-one with tutors in order to achieve their reading goals.

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