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Launch an ESL or Adult Literacy Program

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Help combat the rising levels of illiteracy by starting your own adult-oriented program.

A staggering amount of adults in the US cannot read or speak English at a proficient level. Combat this issue by providing English-as-a-Second Language and adult literacy programs at your church. Spread the word a few weeks in advance of the launch by passing out fliers in the community and telling church members to spread the word. Purchase easy-to-use curriculum (preferably with teacher instruction manuals included) and gain permission from the publisher to make photocopies of the lessons. Host the classes one night a week and offer them for free, if possible. Ask volunteers to commit to a 6-week period of teaching and split the students into groups based on proficiency.

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