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Adult Education

A Message from Your Interest Section Leader, Karyn Goven

August 15th, 2023

Dear Members,

In May, we were excited to host a financial literacy webinar, free to all MITESOL members. The attendance was great! It is wonderful to see programs supporting financial literacy for those who may not understand our currency system, life skills associated with money, banking and budgeting, or the tools that are available. If you would like access to the resources that were provided for K-12, adult education and post-secondary, check out the MITESOL Webinars message board (available to members only)!

For more adult education-focused ideas, don't miss the full-day ESL workshop we will be hosting with our partner MACAE (Michigan Adult, Community and Alternative Education) Association. The date is scheduled for November 17, 2023. Keep checking back for more information.

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and that your programs are getting ready for fall classes! As always, we encourage not only teachers but also administration to attend professional development and join discussions focused on supporting English Learners. I look forward to seeing everyone at the MITESOL Conference on October 14, 2023!

Karyn Goven
Adult Education IS Leader, MITESOL
Director of Workforce Development, Southwest Economic Solutions


Resources for Adult Students (and Their Teachers!)

VOA News Learning English

Can’t help but include this one!  ESL-centered materials in all skills, videos, grammar lessons, idioms, current events and beyond. Use “The Day In Photos” as a daily icebreaker activity.

Free tools to make your students better writers



Great reading for English Language Learners.  Do together in class or assign remotely.


USCIS Processing Updates


Changes in USCIS processing updates:

Citizenship Test Practice


As the printed books + cds are no longer being produced, this website is the place to refer your students for citizenship test prep.

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week


September 18 - September 22


Celebrate with us as we recognize the impact of adult education and family literacy with a week of events across the state!

MACAE 40th Anniversary Fall Conference



October 15 - October 18

Join the Michigan Adult, Community and Alternative Education Association for their 40th anniversary annual conference! Check frequently for updates on venue and registration.


Jobs and Skills Training

Pure Michigan jobs and skills training

Peruse this website for many options to aid your students with workforce training and jobs:


Also, refer students to local Michigan Works! offices for asssistance with resumes, interviewing skills, and locating available jobs: