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Small Groups

More informal that group classes, small groups are a great way to bring learners together, offer leadership opportunities and practice basic skills.  Read ProLiteracy's article "Small-Group Information for Program Managers."

ELL Conversation Groups

  • conversation practice around different topics with a variety of people  
  • often led by volunteers or interns
  • usually multilevel
  • often cover American culture, local community and current events


Book Clubs

  • reading and conversation practice, as well as community building 
  • Hi-Lo books (high interest for adults at appropriate reading levels) 
  • Learners read books on their own, in class or with their tutors. 
  • group meets regularly to discuss and may use a study guides 
  • often led by a volunteer, intern or peer (great leadership opportunity for a learner)