A Year of Virtual Learning: Reflections from the Languages and Learning Center

By Lindsay S. RSS Wed, March 24, 2021

The Languages and Learning Center is dedicated to supporting the individual learning goals of Philadelphia’s adults.

As this March marks the one-year-anniversary of Philadelphia’s stay-at-home orders and social distance recommendations, we have been reflecting on how the shift to online learning has impacted adult education programming at the Free Library. Take a look at what the adult participants in our virtual education programs have to say about their experiences this year:
 

"[I would recommend online learning with the Free Library to others because] it has been helpful because it's kind of a remedy for my stress during the pandemic."

 

"[The best part of online learning with the library was that] it helped not to feel isolated and gave me a chance to keep practicing my English, and learning other languages."

 

"[My favorite part of online learning with the Free Library was] having the chance to practice with native speakers."

 

"[I would recommend online learning with the Free Library to others because] the conversation is pleasant and I learn new vocabulary."

 

"[My favorite part of online learning with the Free Library was] the kind and friendly instructors."

 

"[I would recommend online learning with the Free Library to others because] I achieved a good score in the TOEFL test thanks to this program. I owe a lot to the library."

 

 "[My favorite part of online learning with the Free Library was] the way our teacher conducts the sessions and helps us to be confident to express ourselves without being afraid of mistakes."

 

"[The best part of online learning with the library was that] you speak about many topics that leads you to learn more vocabulary and get more confident when speaking or listening."

 

Though the pandemic has changed the way we interact with others, the Languages and Learning Center remains dedicated to providing adults with educational resources and programming. We will continue to advance literacy, aid in learning, and provide a place to explore for adult learners in the Philadelphia area.

View our calendar of upcoming events for a virtual Adult Basic Education (ABE), English Language Learning (ELL), or World Language Learning program that might be right for you!


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