The Lexington County School District Three Lifelong Learning Center received the 2017-2018 Civics and Citizenship Award on Friday, February 15th at the South Carolina Association of Adult and Continuing Education’s Spring Training Institute and Awards Luncheon.
This award recognizes the efforts of the Lifelong Learning Center’s staff to embed civics and citizenship instruction into the ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum and to move ESL students upward in level gains for their English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. English as a Second Language programs provide services for adults with limited English-speaking proficiency.
“Our staff members do a tremendous job of implementing activities that address and meet the needs of our English as a Second Language students, many of whom are parents of students currently enrolled in Lexington School District Three. We hope our program and efforts enhance the quality of life for these individuals as they make their home in the Batesburg-Leesville area and surrounding communities,” said Randall Price, the Director of the Lifelong Learning Center.
In addition to citizenship and civics instruction, the state standards for English as a Second Language programs also include curriculum on language development, career readiness, and digital literacy.