The transition from instruction in the classroom to an online format is challenging for any student. This is particularly true for students enrolled in English Connection, our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) program, and even more challenging for beginner level ESL students.
However, over the last two months, many beginner students have been able to overcome those challenges and actively engage in online English instruction.
Read about two students who are excelling.
Tehas wasn’t able to attend in person classes very often this year, but as it turns out, online learning was an excellent fit for her schedule and other commitments. She has since completed over 60 instructional hours and finished the online, beginner level class. She has been selected to pilot a new, online English curriculum that we hope to launch for all students, with the necessary funding support, in September.
Fanta was one of our most regular attendees to our in-person beginner level class, but she often left class early due to transportation issues with her preschool-aged daughter. As we moved to remote learning during the pandemic, Fanta was one of the first ESL students to register for online English classes. Since that time, she has completed over 20 hours of instruction and regularly participates in the weekly vocabulary games on Kahoot! She is also excited to help pilot the new, online English curriculum.