English Forward Workshop a Huge Success

Twenty-five participants, representing 8 literacy organizations in Southwest Missouri, attended a two-day English Forward training hosted by Joplin NALA Read and presented by the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas. 

NALA was selected to host the English Forward training system for 25 participants with at least one representative from each organization to receive additional online instruction to become a trainer. The English Forward Training-of-Trainers component ensures that regions, coalitions and programs using English Forward are able to sustain the training system as volunteers cycle in and out of classes and new programs are established. Programs and trainers are given the resources they need to successfully implement the English Forward Training System in their own communities.

English Forward Tutor Workshop

English language learners share many of the same goals as those whose first language is English – to provide for themselves and their families. To do this they need to learn English well enough to survive as workers, family members, and citizens.

English Forward is the first comprehensive, research-based training system for adult ESL instructors. Rather than emphasizing textbooks, English Forward emphasizes using authentic materials and students’ own life experiences to create an engaging classroom environment that will retain students and improve learning.

Click here to learn more about the English Forward Tutor Workshop!