Location: Morial Convention Center, Ideas Xchange Area 1 (LLX Marketplace, Hall J)
Queens is the most ethnically diverse county in the United States. According to the 2020 Census, almost half (47.2%) of Queens' 2.3 million residents are foreign-born, 56% speak a language other than English at home and a half (51%) of those who speak a language other than English are Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Ability to use English allows for advancement of one’s educational goals, employment and earnings success, civics and citizenship. Queens Public Library's Adult Learning Program recently implemented three new and innovative classes to help New Americans build skills fit for the 21st century.
The “English for School Engagement” class empowered immigrant parents with the English Language skills based on real-life situations so they can communicate with their children’s teachers and engage with the school community.
The “Survival English for New Americans” class equipped immigrants with basic English Language skills based on real-life situations so they can create a personal toolkit to survive in English.
The “GrandFamily Fundamentals” class focused on English language acquisition for grandparents as well as Digital Literacy and Coping Skills for their grandparents and grandchildren.
This session will equip you with ideas for implementing engaging classes for immigrant adult students including parents, new immigrants, and grandparents.
Upon completion, participants will have discovered three Queens Public Library classes that support immigrant adult students learning English and technology skills.
Upon completion, participants will find ways to develop classes to meet the needs of their adult students.
Upon completion, participants will be able to set up classes to meet the needs of their adult students.