English as a Second Language Tutoring

English as a Second Language (ESL) is an natural offshoot of literacy training. Instruction offered to the ESL student is generally according to the Laubach teaching method of “Each one teach one,” although in some cases two or three students attend sessions together. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are taught in a simple form for easy comprehension and in an atmosphere of caring and compassion. Sessions are usually one to two hours in length once or twice weekly.

Functional literacy is usually the first and foremost goal of both student and tutor. Survival skills, such as the ability to read and comprehend public signage and shop for groceries, are often incorporated into the sessions. The literacy needs vary from student to student and the tutors make every effort to meet those needs. The result is a rewarding and challenging experience for both student and tutor.

Temple Literacy Council has served students from a multitude of countries all over the world.