September means back to school for kids and teens everywhere. But remember, learning doesn’t stop as we grow older. That’s why ABC Life Literacy Canada celebrates lifelong learning during the month of September.
To kick off Life Literacy Month this year, ABC sat down with Literacy and Basic Skills Instructor Karen Bosworth to find out more about the adult learner experience.
“I think a lot of people are afraid to sign up for classes because they think they won’t fit in or feel comfortable, but it’s not like that at all,” Bosworth says. “As literacy practitioners, we focus on individual learning styles and construct lessons that are appropriate and relevant to each person’s goals. There is always time for one-to-one instruction for students who may need extra help.”
Life Literacy Month is a celebration of learning, a chance to tackle challenges and try something new. ABC Life Literacy Canada encourages individuals looking to upgrade their literacy and basic skills to find an opportunity that’s right for them.
Many adult literacy programs offer flexible drop-in hours to make learning compatible with work and family obligations. Literacy practitioners aim to create an inclusive classroom environment so that adult learners feel encouraged and want to keep learning.
ABC Life Literacy Canada encourages you to celebrate Life Literacy Month by starting your own learning journey. Make a list of things you’d like to learn this month and see how many you can accomplish. Tweet your progress to @Life_Literacy.
For more information about a free adult literacy program in your neighbourhood visit: www.LookUnderLearn.ca.