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Smartphones: A Smart Solution for Immigrant Families


The UMI Learning Center is a nonprofit organization that serves refugee and immigrant families by providing after-school programs for children. The center decided to do things a little differently, however, when its staff realized that the parents of the children were in need of help with their math and English skills.

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Why Video Games are Good for Students
Posted by Ben Davis on June 14, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips
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Looking at whether there’s a correlation between playing video games and learning will continue to gain popularity among teachers and students who are looking for an effective method to increase skills and test scores. The skeptics believe that there is no correlation between video games and improving test scores. But others increasingly see video games as a useful learning tool.


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4 Tips to Combat Financial Illiteracy


Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being. According to Money Management International, most consumers experience some level of financial illiteracy that significantly impacts their everyday lives. 


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The Need for Spanish Literacy


Adult learners who are not literate in their native language find it more difficult to learn, read, and speak fluently in a second language. Formal education isn’t always an option for Latino immigrants, especially adults. Teaching native-language literacy first can significantly increase the percentage of Latino immigrants who feel confident enrolling and succeeding in English language classes and other adult education classes. 

Learn more about how Spanish literacy and online courses like Leamos™ can help.


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Audiobooks for Adult Literacy? It’s Not a Myth!


In the basic education classroom or tutoring environment, audiobooks have traditionally been used to instruct English as a second language (ESL) learners, individuals with learning disabilities, and individuals who are either learning to read or are improving their reading skills.

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