Programs For You
Literacy Lubbock prides itself on helping where the need is greatest. To that end, we’ve made numerous programs designed to promote literacy from the tiniest of tots to the back-to-school adult.
Why Study ESL?
Learning English as a second language can open up doorways, allow for connecting with others, and can give you independence. With English as the language chosen for government, business, and education in this country, learning English can help ease you into these fundamental systems. Not only that, but it can also help you connect with native English speakers and give you self-reliance.
So what can learning English help me do?
In the workforce, a solid understanding of English can be of vital importance when you’re up for a promotion, trying to get hired, or moving on to a new career path. It is of paramount importance when interacting with others, communicating ideas, and understanding instructions. So much communication happens in the workplace, with most of it being in English. A solid grasp on English basics can help you succeed in your job.
The best-paying and often most satisfying jobs require training and education. English is often the language used for education and training. If you want to move on to higher education, learning English can help you do that.
Commitment and self-esteem
Aside from employment and educational applications, learning English boosts self-esteem and shows commitment to achieving goals. It grants you self-reliance because you are able to interact with native English speakers without the use of a translator. Whether you’re now able to speak with your child in English, communicate daily when out in the community, or take part in American culture, your ability to speak English shows your commitment to bettering your communicative skills.
Literacy begins at an early age. During each Tiny Tots event, our readers lead story time for everyone in attendance. Whether it’s a story about kung-fu chicken or magical unicorns, our readers bring their books to life, sparking the imagination and love of stories within each child present. Afterwards, each family receives a free copy of the children’s book read that week to add to their personal libraries at home.
Literacy is learned. By making reading fun, and surrounding children with books, we set them up to be better readers. And since better readers do better in school, we’re setting children up to succeed in the future.
Our story times are generally geared for children age 4 and younger. Each family receives a free copy of a book at the end of each Tiny Tots session. If you would like to sign-up to our newsletter, to stay in the loop about our Tiny Tots story times and learn about the free children’s events we host at Barnes & Noble, please click here!
Why take the GED?
In today’s society, education is important. We use technology education to work our phone and our computers. We use language arts when chatting with others on social media such as Facebook or Instagram. Math helps us when we’re shopping. And that’s not even mentioning the education and skills you use on the job. The GED lets others know that you’re capable of functioning on a higher level because you put in the time and effort to complete the education required to pass the GED. That’s why so many colleges, universities, and jobs require their students or employees to have a GED.
So what exactly can the GED help me do?
In the workforce, a solid educational foundation can be of vital importance when you’re up for a promotion, trying to get hired, or moving on to a new career path. Nowadays, employment depends on education.
- Studies show that employees with a GED can earn anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000 more than those without a degree.
- When considered for a promotion, superiors look at educational background.
- When applying for a new job, hiring managers look at education.
The best-paying and often most satisfying jobs require training and education and that comes from first getting a GED, then a college degree.
- Adults without a high school diploma are three times as likely to be unemployed as those with college degrees.
- Colleges and universities require a GED before accepting students without high school diplomas.
- College graduates, on average, earned 56% more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled by the Economic Policy Institute.
Commitment and self-esteem
Aside from employment and educational applications, getting a GED boosts self-esteem and shows commitment to achieving goals. Succeeding at obtaining a GED reveals attractive characteristics for employers and college application reviewers.
- Obtaining a GED shows commitment and follow-through, both of which reveal a solid work ethic.
- Succeeding in a set goal boosts self-esteem.
- It proves to the world and yourself that you are capable of setting a goal, meeting it, and succeeding.
Our Basic Reading classes look to assist with Dyslexia and other reading differences using the Barton Program and the Laubach Reading Program. Our students are paired one-to-one with tutors in order to achieve their reading goals.