The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas offers the opportunity to learn and speak English in a group or with individual tutors. If you’re interested, please fill in the form below. And we are always looking for volunteers who have a few hours a week to help others learn. Please fill in the form below for more information.
Here’s the New Schedule for Winter 2016!
We have conversations classes at several North Pinellas Public Libraries four days each week. Stop in and visit with others who want to learn English and tutors who will help you. Please click the “read more” button to view the schedule and find a class.
Happy New Year!
This is the time of year when traditionally we examine our lives and make resolutions to pursue personal goals. This week I joined the Taoist Tai Chi Society (which has a new International Centre in Dunedin http://www.taoist.org/about-us/new-international-centre-usa/) and became a student of this ancient art by joining a class of beginners. Taoist Tai Chi is a fluid, serene way to move your body and doesn’t fit my usual idea of vigorous exercise, so this is a radical change for a person who has always been in a hurry. As I pursued professional goals in my career as educator, there was little time for rest and reflection as I moved from classroom teacher to school librarian and then to college professor.
The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas is hosting a Literacy Summit, “Using Technology to Promote Literacy,” on Friday, January 22, 2016, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The keynote speaker, Phyllis Gorshe, will present “Libraries, Literacy and Technology, Oh My!” The afternoon will include Training: Using iPads to Promote Literacy. Please RSVP.
Marta Miley, Dorotea Chavez, and Matilda Yapi
the top three winners in the 2015 Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas Essay Contest. Read their entries by clicking on “MORE.”