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    Your Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System has a lot of great resources available for basic literacy and ESOL students and tutors.  Browse the Adult New Reader (ANR) section of your local branch or check out How to Look up ANR Materials on the Library Catalog for instructions on how to search our catalog for these valuable tools!  ANR materials automatically check out for 3 weeks.  If you need them for an extended period, just contact the HLC via email at or by phone at 813-273-3650


    Free Teaching Aids & Online Courses @ EdNet

    Free online courses, lesson plans, tip sheets, podcasts, and interactive web-based exercises are now available to adult literacy and ESOL instructors and learners.  Tutors may find new techniques for teaching reading, writing, and basic life skills. EdNet offers an impressive array of formats that tutors may choose to incorporate in tutoring sessions. 

    Registration is simple; just visit the ProLiteracy Education Network website.


    Good Ways To Say ‘Wrong’

    • That’s a tricky one.
    • Let’s try that again.
    • Oh, I forgot to explain…
    • Lots of people have trouble with this.
    • Almost! That’s close!
    • Would you like me to do a sample?

    Good Ways to Say ‘Good’

    • You must have been practicing!
    • How did you do that so fast?
    • You just taught me something.
    • Now you’ve got it. Keep up the good work. You’re doing great.
    • Outstanding! Fantastic! That’s right. Nice going.

    These are suggested phrases based on tips in Litstart from Michigan Literacy, Inc. 


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