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English Now! Learning Circles, Phase 3

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Services: Professional Development, Technical Assistance and Coaching

Expertise: Immigrant Integration and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Integrating Technology in Learning


In the third phase of the English Now! learning circles project, English Language Learners at 10 sites in MA, MD, NY, PA, RI, and TX will have access to blended learning through low-cost learning circles.

The now remote learning circles combine learning using an online course or app with face-to-face group sessions and foster peer learning and leadership development. Learners hone their digital literacy skills as they start using online programs and mobile apps, develop self-efficacy, and gain strategies for how to be successful in more formal classes.

Learning circles serve many purposes, accommodating people on waitlists and those with barriers to attending more intensive classes. They also serve as effective onboarding for regular classes for people who have not been in a formal classroom setting ever before, or in the US. This project is supported by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.