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The town of Stoughton and the Massachusetts Department of Education funds LVM-Stoughton. These funds pay for part-time staff and books and materials specifically created for the adult literacy population.
If you or your company/organization would like to contribute to this important cause, please contact the program at 781-232-9360.
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Both Basic Literacy and English for Students of Other Language workshops are approximately 18 hours in length. Topics addressed in the workshops include adult learning theory, learning styles, reading strategies, the writing process, conversation techniques, goal setting, lesson planning, and others. Training participants' work in small groups and pairs, view video segments, and practice applying newly learned techniques in class.
The students are people who range in age from 19 to 75, live in the greater Stoughton area and may come from countries other than the United States. Some of the students are Americans who struggled for years with literacy issues. While some of the students come to the program with major reading difficulties, others desire to improve their writing or speaking skills. For some students, whether American or immigrant, the G.E.D. is a prized goal. Regardless of what specific literacy challenge brought them to the program, the students share the goal of improving their skills.
Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts-Stoughton believes that the ability to read and write is critical to personal freedom and the maintenance of a democratic society. The mission of the LVM-Stoughton, therefore, is to promote increased literacy for Stoughton-area adult learners through the effective use of volunteers, the provision of support services for volunteers and learners, and collaboration with individuals, groups, or organizations desiring to foster increased literacy.