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As a part of EEECF’s global Little Learner Initiative, LLI-Mexico is happy to present the” Little English Reader Learning System” Scholarship Grant for English Language Learners. Click here.
Article published in the Reading Today magazine for members of the International Reading Association.
December 5th, 2013:
March, 2014: Keeping Kids in Schools (KKIS) Project in Playa del Carmen
KKIS will collaborate with LLI-Mexico to achieve common goals in giving children an opportunity to have an English education. Joy Koller, Project Director of LLI-Mexico, will work with KKIS to provide scholarship grants on a volunteer basis for the DIF school in which KKIS presently runs their programs in Playa del Carmen.
April, 2014: EEECF Mexico Blog- Update on Projects in Mexico
June, 2014: DIF School – Progress Assessment Report
December, 2014: New Partnership with GVI
Global Vision International, GVI- Mexico.
GVI and LLI-Mexico band together to provide an English education for Save The Children *Ludoteca* Center(s) in Playa del Carmen. GVI Mexico signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with LLI-Mexico to help grow our literacy initiative in providing our most vulnerable children in the state of Quintana Roo, a chance to an English education. GVI Mexico has already started an English program at the*Ludoteca* center, offering children hand made teacher created materials and lessons. Starting in January 2015, GVI’s volunteers will begin to implement the *Little Reader* English software curriculum. Teacher volunteers will now have the opportunity to observe children’s learning outcomes of research-based reading instruction.
December, 2014: DIF School update
Since March of this year, 36 – 50 students at the DIF school in Playa del Carmen have been engaged in learning English through the Little Reader English software program.
The program began with only 2 laptops supplied by KKIS (Keeping Kids in School), a local registered non-profit in Mexico. It has since grown with the gift in October of 20 desktop computers donated by the municipal government and 20 license keys for the first and second semester of the Little Reader English software program donated by the Early Education for Every Child foundation (EEECF) based in the US, through LLI-Mexico, the local representative for the EEECF, in Playa del Carmen.
The students work independently on the computers logging one lesson per day three days a week. Augmenting their on-line lessons, KKIS volunteers meet with the students twice a week in small groups to help them with pronunciation, vocabulary and conversation. Working through the first semester curriculum, the majority of students have completed 10 – 15 lessons and are enjoying their newly acquired English vocabulary.
The number and continuity of the students in this school is highly variable and this combined with the late start of the full program has resulted in test scores that show ample room for improvement. However, students now have the opportunity to complete a years worth of English lessons with the complete Little Read curriculum, offering them the chance to continue their English Language development throughout the academic year.
Having a complete curriculum, KKIS hopes to see continued engagement in the positive learning environment and will continue to inform LLI-Mexico and EEECF of progress and development periodically throughout the year.