New Literacy Class for Marshallese Adults in Springdale!

New Literacy Class for Marshallese Adults in Springdale!

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In partnership with the Springdale Public Library, OLC will be offering a new ESL Literacy class for Marshallese adults. OLC Instructor Christopher Balos, a native of the Marshall Islands, will lead the class that will focus on reading, writing, and speaking English. Classes are held weekly at the library on Friday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Shiloh Room. For more information or to register, please call 479-750-8180 or email OLC Instructor Christopher Balos  

Do you know an adult who can’t read?

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From ProLiteracy: ProLiteracy commissioned a nationwide survey this summer to gather further insight on public awareness of adult literacy. This was the second survey ProLiteracy commissioned; the first one was in summer of 2015. The survey was conducted by a market research company and included 1,000 participants. The data revealed some noteworthy results, including that despite a slight increase in awareness, we still have more work to do: Overall awareness of the adult literacy issue in the United States rose slightly from 59% in 2015 to 63% in 2016. Seventy percent of respondents said they do not personally know someone who can’t read. With 1 in 6 adults in the U.S. struggling with low literacy, most people probably do know an adult who can’t read. Eighty-three percent of respondents are not aware of adult literacy organizations in their communities. Learn more about their findings and download an infographic from their

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