Many immigrants who want to study English can’t. Limited by funding, programs that offer English as a second language (ESL) often have waitlists from anywhere from 60 to 600 adults. In collaboration with Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), this project is providing low-cost English language learning opportunities for adults on waitlists through weekly study groups (learning circles) where learners will work through online English courses together.
With a grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation, World Education’s EdTech Center is designing and piloting English Now in five New England adult education programs. It is laying the groundwork for a scale-up of an innovative, low-cost blended learning intervention leveraging volunteer facilitators, online learning programs, and best practices in learning circles so those who want to learn English do not have to wait months to begin their study.
Learn more on our blog post, “Learning Circles Address Waitlists for English Classes”.