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Adult Educators

Adult educators are an essential connection between newcomers and their communities. Teachers provide education that is critical to immigrants' success in their communities.

The links below are for educators who currently work with immigrants as well as those interested in getting involved.

Educational Resources for Citizenship Instructors
The Citizenship Resource Center from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers a “Teachers” section with resources for adult educators preparing students for U.S. citizenship.

Resources for English Literacy Programs with a Civics Component
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) provides resources including research, websites, and documents for English literacy programs with a civics education component.

Free Online English Language Courses for Immigrants
U.S.A. Learns, from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), offers free courses for immigrants to learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking, and life skills. Click on “About Us” for an overview guide and curriculum scope and sequence for educators.

Free Online Course for Adult Literacy Instructors
The Basics of Adult Literacy Education is a free course that provides a broad overview of issues in adult literacy for instructors with limited formal training or experience in teaching adult literacy learners.

Professional Development Resources for Adult Educators
The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) provides adult educators with access to resources, professional development, and a connected network of other adult education practitioners.

Online Training Course for ESL Instructors and Volunteers Interested in Teaching Civics to Immigrants
EL/Civics Online offers a free four-part online training module to help educators incorporate EL/Civics content into their adult ESL classrooms.

Environmentally-Focused ESL Curriculum
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides this curriculum to teach English to adult students while introducing concepts about the environment.

Email Alerts on Citizenship and Citizenship Education
Sign up to receive free email alerts from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with important news and information on a variety of topics. We encourage you to sign up for the “citizenship” and "Citizenship Resource Center" topics.