Wednesday, September 08, 2010

International Literacy Day & Atlanta’s Lanier Tech’s Free Program

September 8 was International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world.


Some 774 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 72.1 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.

Today I want to spotlight a local Adult Education Program that can help end adult illiteracy here.

Lanier Technical College’s Adult Education Program is specifically designed for adults who have different needs, backgrounds, and skills. For that reason, a flexible program has been created which meets their needs.

Each of the eight counties that serve Lanier Technical College have locations to assist adult learners in obtaining skills which make students more successful and confident in the workplace and in society.

GED and English Literacy classes taught at Lanier Technical College are free of charge.

GED instruction includes beginning reading, writing, and math all the way to high school completion through the General Education Development (GED) Program.

The following GED services are offered at no cost:

  • Assessment of skills
  • Personal attention from students and tutors
  • Use of textbooks and computers
  • Individualized instruction
  • A comprehensive educational plan for each student
  • Life skills instruction
  • Materials to utilize while studying at home
  • English Literacy classes for non-English speakers are also a part of the curriculum. Besides the above GED services, additional support is offered for English Literacy classes at no cost:

  • Classes for all levels of learners
  • Awareness of the responsibilities and rights of citizens
  • Improved speaking, writing, and listening skills
  • Pronunciation and usage of the English language.
  • By taking the step to continue studying at Lanier Technical College, you can:

  • Set your own goals
  • Have a schedule that fits your needs
  • Study in a location close to home or work
  • Receive instruction from experienced instructors
  • Use textbooks, computers, and software that are provided for your study.
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    To learn more about this program and how you can enroll a loved one, click here.

     

     

    2 comments:

    Inspired Kathy said...

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    readerbuzz said...

    Thank you for sharing this information. I worry about all the people in the world who do not have access to books or written knowledge.

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