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Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 3:30pm On Jun 18, 2023
Education is a legacy we must all pass to the future generation. That is why everyone, including adults, must strive to acquire education by all means.

Some people were not privilege enough to attend formal education in their childhood, now, they are adults!

We create opportunity for such adults who cannot read and write, to learn and know how to read and write. This is a golden opportunity for every adult who cannot read and write, to come and learn how to read, write, speak and spell.

We specialize in the basic communications skills of reading, writing, speaking, spelling and listening.

Meeting Days & Time
We meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from: 10:a m. - 1:p.m.

Adult Education Lesson Centre in Lagos
We are located at:
Suite 35, Mota Complex,
Opposite Harmony Estate,
Ifako-Gbagada,
Lagos.

Contact:

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Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by Canvass: 3:43pm On Jun 18, 2023
How much is the fee or are you running a charity?

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Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 8:54pm On Jul 09, 2023
Canvass:
How much is the fee or are you running a charity?

Kindly WhatsApp us for details, check the numbers on the image or on my signature, thanks
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 8:54pm On Jul 09, 2023
ADULT EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE, ADULT LEARNING FOR ALL..

WE welcome students of all ages and backgrounds, from anywhere in the world. We offer classes in reading, writing, speaking spelling and listening.

Explore the opportunity to learn how to read and write with our weekly learning programmes are studied over two or three terms.

This is a great way to continue your studies and further your knowledge, progress in your career and business, or learn for personal enrichment.

Join us for a study holiday in Lagos – for personal enrichment, academic progression or professional development.

Weekly 'live-time' classes
Classes which meet thrice per week in our Gbagada-Lagos learning centre.

Adult education school in Lagos
Study with us this summer in Gbagada Lagos – for personal enrichment, academic progression or professional development.

Contact us:
Symmetric Adult Education,
Suite 35, Mota Complex,
Ifako-Gbagada,
Lagos.

Stay informed!

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 12:35pm On Jul 17, 2023
ADULT EDUCATION TO READ & WRITE IN ENGLISH

We teach adults with little or no formal education how to read, write, speak, spell and listen. We help students to write and read very basic texts and sentences easily. To enable students to communicate in very simple English. We guide and encourage our pupils to build confidence in themselves.

WE Teach:
- English alphabet
- Word formation
- Sound production
- Numbers, colours and shapes
- Months of the year, days of the week, date and time
- Reading & comprehension, writing, grammar and oral English.

Duration: 9 months

Assignment, class work, test, debates, presentations and examination are taking periodically and at the end of the session and certificates of participation are issued to students at the end of their program.

Location:

SYMMETRIC ADULT EDUCATION

Suite 35, Mota Complex,
Opposite Harmony Estate,
Ifako-Gbagada,
Lagos State,
Nigeria.

OFFICE DAYS:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10:a.m. to 1:p.m.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 12:04am On Jul 22, 2023
What Are the Benefits of Adult Learning and Education?

- Adult Learning Is Good for Mental Health and Happiness.
- Social Connections and Interpersonal Skills.
- Improved Confidence and Self-Esteem.
- Crime Reduction and Lifelong Education.
- Employment and Life Opportunities.
- An Active Mind Is a Healthier Mind.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 7:35am On Jul 28, 2023
Adult Education/Literacy Centre Lagos
The Adult literacy or Adult Education programme is designed for adults who have not been to school before or have not received the basic level education, or attended the school but could not complete the basic level but wish to know how to read and write the English language and also to receive basic level education and then proceed to the Second Cycle level of education.

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 8:04pm On Jul 30, 2023
Adult Education in Gbagada, Lagos -Nigeria.

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 5:42pm On Aug 02, 2023
The Importance of Reading and Writing in English

We often overlook the skills we have honed at some point for simple tasks such as brushing our teeth or slurping ramen with chopsticks.

For most of us, reading and writing in English, too, has been ingrained from an early age and we take these skills for granted. But imagine a life where you didn’t quite understand the language. What would you do? How would you read directions on a street sign? Or, an urgent storm announcement in the news telling you to stay indoors?

It’s actually only when you are not a native English speaker, that you become acutely aware of the many obstacles that come in the way of fluency and the fundamental nature of English being a universal language that is crucial for globalisation and assimilation. Let’s consider a little more deeply the importance of reading and writing in English, specifically the essential domains of Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.

Builds your soft skills

Writing is a crucial process that is challenging for both native as well as non-native English speakers. It involves a focus on content, organisation, purpose, audience, vocabulary, punctuation, spelling, and coherence. It also encourages thinking and learning, motivates conversation, and helps to lay out well-rounded thoughts for reflection. In a world of texting and messaging, writing is increasingly fundamental in our communication with others. It helps us to organise and refine our ideas by doing an internal edit of words and phrases by filtering and adjusting language to ensure a flawless delivery on paper or on a digital platform.

Reading and writing when practiced hand-in-hand, polishes our speech skills by improving the ability to construct and structure sentences as we jot them down. Writing practice also enriches our vocabulary as we try to use different words to avoid repetition. For these reasons, this has a positive effect on our soft skills too, aiding in university admission or a simple class presentation.

Reading improves writing skills

This goes without saying, but the more you read, the better you will write. Have you ever come across a person in the writing field who doesn’t read? It’s rare to find such a jewel who writes without being an avid reader. The benefits of reading are endless – you learn to use different methods of writing, with the use of better vocabulary as well as new ideas. Many novels and short stories are inspired by other novels and short stories. Browsing through any information helps stimulate the mind and can even trigger your imagination. Read and learn from the masters!

Improves your vocabulary

Reading newspapers, magazines, and novels teaches you not only language and grammar structure, but also exposes you to a myriad of words that you may previously not have heard of. And if you’re new to English, then picking up a newspaper or a simple book in English will do you wonders.

Despite this, learners of English still find the vocabulary to be one of the most challenging aspects. It is a complex language, you will come across many homophones. For example, look at ‘elevate’ and ‘alleviate’ – these words sound similar when spoken aloud but mean the complete opposite of one another. One way to combat this is to read as much as you can – repeated reading helps you to identify the contextual meaning of words. None of us can avoid the need to read effectively and understand the written word.

Aids you to explore and expand your horizons.

Helps you understand the beauty of language better
Just a few simple words can change the mood of a person. It can also affect your outlook on life, and soothe you in pain. Reading a nonfiction text, or a fantasy novel transforms you to a world outside your own. English classics like Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, gothic novels like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and the more contemporary Ikigai by Hector Garcia – they all help you understand not just the beauty of language but also the impact it has on you.

Apart from reading, the act of writing also helps you embrace the language. Your mind works out different ways of putting words to good use. Every person has their own way of speaking, and writing being one’s way of self-expression makes every human being unique. You take this understanding with you wherever you go – as a student in a foreign country or as a new recruit in a company.

Gives you better opportunities
The more you read and the more you write – the better you get at this wonderful language. Reading helps you write better, and universities look for applicants that have a strong command of the English language. When writing a university essay, it is your finesse and fluency that makes or breaks the deal. Content is important but it only has an effect when it is written in the correct way.

Tests such as the TOEFL assess your reading and writing skills, on the basis of which many universities and colleges accept your application. If you perform well it increases your chances of getting into a well-reputed university, indirectly giving you better career opportunities as well as improving the quality of life.

“ According to the 2007 NEA study, nearly two-thirds of employers ranked reading skills as “very important” for high school graduates, and more than a third found that their applicants were deficient in their reading ability.”

So to sum it up – all your time spent on reading newspapers and writing essays for your school paper gives you ample practice in the English language. Children who love to read find school more enjoyable and literary readers are more likely to engage in community events than non-readers. Your ability to comprehend and converse well brings you closer to a global community and gives you a winning edge in various areas of life.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 9:46am On Aug 12, 2023
Advantages of adult education Higher education for adults can be a life-changing experience. It can have a wide range of good implications for people who benefit from today's educational system.

Adults, regardless of age, can return to school to pursue something enjoyable for themselves. It allows us to appreciate and promote cultural variety. Learning anything new gives your brain a workout. Learning challenges your brain, allowing you to grow smarter and more creative as a result.

Another fantastic reason to learn something new is that it lowers your risk of having Alzheimer's or dementia later in life. A sense of accomplishment pervades the classroom, making students feel recognized and fulfilled. Taking classes for the sake of having something to do gives some people a sense of purpose in their lives.

Adult education is good for the economy, your kids, your community, your country, and, most importantly, you. You are a role model for individuals younger than you. They will be encouraged to love their schooling, to imitate you, and to learn from you. Adult classes and seminars offer numerous opportunities to acquire more self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth, depending on the topic you choose to study. You will almost certainly meet new individuals and learn new things that you were previously unaware of.

Continuing your professional development will undoubtedly equip you with new abilities, which can then lead to genuine job and life prospects. Provides possibilities for business and personal networking, as well as the development of relationships. Adult education allows students to form greater social bonds, allowing them to establish friends with people who share similar interests. Adult education improves a country's workforce's skills, knowledge, and individuals' earning capacity. As a result, it helps people and their families escape poverty.

Adult education improves individual peace of mind, increases work productivity, leads to life advancement, and promotes learning in society. Adult literacy enhances the level of living and contributes to the country's economic progress and social transformation.

WHERE TO FIND ADULT EDUCATION IN LAGOS?

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 6:59am On Aug 16, 2023
ADULT EDUCATION LEARNING CENTRE FOR READING AND WRITING IN LAGOS STATE.

I warmly welcome you to our Adult Education Program for Reading, Writing, Speaking, Spelling and Listening in Gbagada, Lagos State in Nigeria.

We lay emphasis on helping adults learn how to read and write in English Language. We aims at offering lifelong learning opportunities for people through different modes of learning such sound sessions, spelling sessions, reading sessions, writing sessions and speaking classes among others.

We help adults function well in society, manage their business and relate well in the society.

Adult education goes beyond merely teaching adults how to read and write (adult literacy). It allows adults to enhance acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes or obtain new ones. It also provides adults with the opportunity to be retrained.

Our teaching philosophy is based on our understanding that learning should be learner-centred rather than teacher-centred; the teacher acts only as a guide in the learning environment. We seek to stimulate problem-oriented, critical, and interdisciplinary approaches to our activities. Therefore, students are provided with the opportunity to let their curiosity direct their learning. They do this by having access to hands-on activities. Our desire is to continue educating adult educators to function in all sectors of society.

We run literacy classes for adults at different levels. Some participants have moved on to study diploma and degree programmes in Nigeria and outside the shores of this country.

Currently our training centre is located in Gbagada, Lagos, where we meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

We encourage you to enrol in our programme and enjoy one of the best teaching and learning experiences at the Symmetric Adult Education, Lagos.

Contact us..

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 6:06am On Aug 28, 2023
It is never too late to learn.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 9:52am On Sep 01, 2023
ADULT EDUCATION TO READ & WRITE IN ENGLISH

We teach adults with little or no formal education how to read, write, speak, spell and listen. We help students to write and read very basic texts and sentences easily. To enable students to communicate in very simple English. We caoch them on elementary arithmetic of addition, substraction, multiplication and division. We guide and encourage our pupils to build confidence in themselves.

WE Teach:

- English alphabet
- Word formation
- Sound production
- Numbers, colours and shapes
- Months of the year, days of the week, date and time
- Reading & comprehension, writing, grammar and oral English
- Addition, Substraction, Multiplication & Division.

Duration: 9 months

Assignment, class work, test, debates, presentations and examination are taking periodically and at the end of the session and certificates of participation are issued to students at the end of their program.

FEES:
#40,000/Per term/3months

List of textbooks and other study materials will be given to students to purchase from bookshop.

LOCATION:

SYMMETRIC ADULT EDUCATION
Suite 35, Mota Complex,
Opposite Harmony Estate,
Ifako-Gbagada,
Lagos State,
Nigeria.

LESSON DAYS:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10:a.m. to 1:p.m.

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 7:24am On Sep 04, 2023
Learning is a life-long process.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 10:53am On Sep 07, 2023
READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, SPELLING, LISTENING, BASIC COMMUNICATION, ADULT EDUCATION LEARNING, LITERACY CENTER IN GBAGADA, LAGOS MAINLAND, LAGOS, NIGERIA.

Problems With Writing Assignments?
The Writing Center - Symmetric Adult Education.
We offer academic and literacy support that enables writers to read strategically, listen actively, compose content in multimodal ways, interact meaningfully, and communicate fluently in verbal or written forms.

Where Writing Is Made Easy

Symmetric Adult Education Writing Center aims to help students at every stage of the writing and reading process through small group instruction, peer-to-peer tutorship, and mentoring.

We offer reading, writing, speaking and spelling support that enable students to read strategically, listen actively, compose content in multimodal ways, interact meaningfully, and communicate fluently in verbal or written forms.

Contact us for registeration.

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 2:33pm On Sep 14, 2023
FOREVER LEARNING

In our fast-paced society, we can easily feel overwhelmed by the idea of learning something new, especially as we get older.

But the truth is, it’s never too late to learn something new. In this post, I’ll be discussing why it’s important to keep learning no matter how old we are and how we can make sure that we stay open to learning throughout our lives.

Why it's important to keep learning

Learning is essential for success and personal development. Learning can help us expand our knowledge and grow into a more intelligent and well-rounded person. It helps us understand the world around us and stay informed about what's happening. It also gives us the skills to develop new ideas, create better solutions to problems, and become more productive in our daily lives.

When we learn, we not only gain valuable knowledge but also learn how to think differently, approach situations with fresh perspectives, and sharpen our problem-solving skills. We become better equipped to deal with life’s challenges, become better leaders and team members, and be successful in whatever path we choose. Learning also helps us build self-confidence and develop healthier habits such as goal setting, planning, and perseverance.

Furthermore, learning can open doors to new opportunities that can take us in a different direction or bring us closer to achieving our dreams. Learning helps us stay competitive in the job market and continually update our skill set to stay relevant in today’s rapidly changing environment. By continuously learning, we are able to keep growing and learning even more and remain ahead of the game.

Ultimately, learning is key to personal growth and development. It gives us a sense of purpose and a feeling of accomplishment when we are able to acquire a new skill or understanding. Learning should never stop; it should be ongoing throughout our lives.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 6:28am On Oct 02, 2023
Happy 63rd Independence Day Celebration to Nigeria and to all Nigerians at home and in diaspora.

God bless Nigeria!

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 8:40am On Oct 09, 2023
READING, WRITING, READING, SPELLING, ADULT EDUCATION LEARNING, LITERACY CENTER IN GBAGADA, LAGOS MAINLAND, LAGOS, NIGERIA.

Problems With Writing Assignments?
The Writing Center - Symmetric Adult Education.
We offer academic and literacy support that enables writers to read strategically, listen actively, compose content in multimodal ways, interact meaningfully, and communicate fluently in verbal or written forms.

Where Writing Is Made Easy

Symmetric Adult Education Writing Center aims to help students at every stage of the writing and reading process through small group instruction, peer-to-peer tutorship, and mentoring.

We offer reading, writing, speaking and spelling support that enable students to read strategically, listen actively, compose content in multimodal ways, interact meaningfully, and communicate fluently in verbal or written forms.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 5:41am On Oct 14, 2023
ADULT EDUCATION IN LAGOS

This programme is aimed at providing literacy education for adults in Lagos. The focus will be to teach participants how to read and write in basic English and basic math.

Adults will gain confidence in their own capacities and will be able to gather information and seize opportunities in their environment. Broadly, this program strives to provide the knowledge that can improve people's social conditions, as well as change attitudes, increase self-esteem, and inclusiveness.

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 3:03pm On Oct 24, 2023
ADULT EDUCATION TO READ & WRITE IN ENGLISH

We teach adults with little or no formal education how to read, write, speak, spell and listen. We help students to write and read very basic texts and sentences easily. To enable students to communicate in very simple English. We caoch them on elementary arithmetic of addition, substraction, multiplication and division. We guide and encourage our pupils to build confidence in themselves.

WE Teach:

- English alphabet
- Word formation
- Sound production
- Numbers, colours and shapes
- Months of the year, days of the week, date and time
- Reading & comprehension, writing, grammar and oral English
- Addition, Substraction, Multiplication & Division.

Duration: 9 months

Assignment, class work, test, debates, presentations and examination are taking periodically and at the end of the session and certificates of participation are issued to students at the end of their program.

FEES:
#40,000/Per term/3months

List of textbooks and other study materials will be given to students to purchase from bookshop.

LOCATION:

SYMMETRIC ADULT EDUCATION
Suite 35, Mota Complex,
Opposite Harmony Estate,
Ifako-Gbagada,
Lagos State,
Nigeria.

LESSON DAYS:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10:a.m. to 1:p.m.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 9:02am On Nov 01, 2023
LEARNING TO SPELL FOR ADULTS

Not all adults have perfect spelling skills. In fact, many have developed bad spelling habits over the years. This is even more so the case today given the nature of communication on social media networks and mobile texting.

Abbreviations are common in order to save space in posts and message chains and people ignore English capitalization and punctuation rules. It’s also the case that individuals who left school early may simply have missed out on learning how to spell in the first place.

And while spelling is only one aspect of productive language knowledge, it tends to be a rather obvious one. You may not know what a word means, but when you misspell something, everyone notices.

Spelling is not a reflection of intelligence. Nonetheless, it is still necessary to know how to spell in order to be successful in academic and work endeavours. Having poor spelling skills in English can cause an adult to be judged negatively by others.

They may lose out on job or career advancement opportunities and often will experience feelings of embarrassment and low self-esteem. Worse still, poor spelling skills can cause individuals not to reach their full potential at school and in life.

This is because when a young adult finds certain words hard to spell, they may rely on more common and less specific vocabulary in writing, or avoid writing altogether. Their written work can appear over-simplified and may not reflect the true extent of their vocabulary.

While it may be embarrassing to practice spelling as an adult, an intervention is often required as it is not a skill that will fix itself. Learning to spell involves targeted work, including repetition and transcription exercises.

Enrollment in a basic adult education course at Symmetric Adult School is recommended, particularly if poor reading skills are also a factor.

Contact:
Symmetric Adult Education, Lagos.

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 3:11pm On Nov 04, 2023
SPELLING TIPS

- Know the rules. They aren’t consistent and there are plenty of exceptions, but it’s still worth learning some spelling rules in English. When you learn a rule, be sure to review a set of common examples that demonstrate it, as well as words that break the rule. You may decide to pick up a page of English text and underline all of the words that conform to the rule. When you’re done, look for the exceptions, as you are sure to find a few!

- Study Dolch Words. Also called Sight Words, these are among the most frequent words in English and account for up to 50% of most texts. They include prepositions, verbs, adjectives, articles and adverbs and overlearning them will allow you to spend more time learning the spelling of harder, less frequent vocabulary.

- Recognize prefixes and suffixes. When one or two letters appear at the start of a word and change the meaning in a consistent way, it is called a prefix. For example, re- means to do something again, such as review, regenerate, reiterate. A suffix added to the end of a word functions in a similar way. For example, we use –s or –es to make a noun plural. English is full of common suffixes and prefixes that you can learn. Familiarizing yourself with them will help you to see the various parts of a word and improve your spelling.

- Read as often as you can. Every language has common combinations of consonants and vowels. The more you read, the more you will be exposed to them and the more familiar they will become. It’s easier to learn the spelling of a word that you already recognize.

- Look for patterns. The human brain is very good at spotting patterns. If you present it with examples of words that contain a similar letter combination, you can learn English spelling rules indirectly. Try taking a highlighter and underlining words with the same or similar spelling across a newspaper page. Next, see if you can write out a rule that describes what you see. Acquiring rules in this way makes them easier to remember, thanks to the extra cognitive energy you expend figuring them out on your own.

- Use mnemonics. Hard to spell words can sometimes lend themselves to visual or auditory cues that create a more robust memory. For example, the word Wednesday can be tricky to spell because the d is silent. To help you spell it correctly, you might picture a bride and think that she is to be wed on Wednesday.

- Spell out loud. Sometimes spelling a word aloud can make it easier for people with learning difficulties who struggle to put letters down on paper. Create a list of words that you want to learn and practice spelling them while you are in the shower or on your way to work. Speaking them and hearing yourself say each letter will create auditory memories that are especially helpful for individuals who are not visual learners.

- Research the origin of words. English is a Germanic language but it has adopted vocabulary from various other languages that it came into contact with over the years. For example, it contains plenty of words of French origin thanks to the Normans having ruled England for a few hundred years. When you research where a word comes from, you may see similar spelling patterns for other words with the same origin, such as Greek words, which tend to be found in science related vocabulary.

- Take a multi-sensory approach. When you learn the spelling of a word and encode it physically, as is the case in handwriting or touch-typing, you are adding muscle memory to the process. The more you generate a word, the more likely it is that you automatize its spelling.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 4:50am On Nov 08, 2023
How do you teach reading skills to adults?

Building confidence is key to helping anyone learn to read whether they are an adult or a child. Focus on what the adult does know how to read. The more you can show the student that he or she is capable of reading, the easier it will be. Build off what the person knows and help them to see that they can do this.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 12:43pm On Nov 23, 2023
ADULT EDUCATION, MASS LITERACY CENTER IN GBAGADA, LAGOS.

Teaching Methods to Promote Reading Skills in Adults

This is a detailed lesson on the five basic principles used to promote reading skills in adults. We will break down reading comprehension and what type of instructional strategies are needed to engage adult non-readers.

Reading is a basic skill needed in many aspects of life. It makes a person able to participate more easily in society, gain access to health care, and obtain gainful employment.

Teaching Methods
Adult literacy educators will use five basic reading instructional areas according to the National Reading Association: Alphabetics, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and assessment. This lesson explains each area in detail.

- Teaching Alphabetics
We as readers use phonemes, which are basic sounds of spoken language. Graphemes are the written letters we use to represent those sounds. We use word analysis to connect phonemes (basic sounds) with graphemes (written letters) or letter combination. This process is called alphabetics. Phonemic awareness and word analysis are two big problems in adult non-readers. They struggle with applying letter-sound knowledge to understand new or unfamiliar words.

Alphabetics is taught using different oral exercises. For example, asking the adult to identify the common sounds in the words, 'grill,' 'gone,' and 'gate', or what the word 'bring' would be without the 'b'? (ring). Teaching alphabetics helps adult non-readers to master phonemic awareness and word analysis so they can manipulate phonemes (basic sounds) to form syllables, blends, and words.

- Teaching Fluency
Fluency is being able to read quickly while understanding the meaning of what you are reading. Less fluent readers spend a lot of time decoding words and sentences, which is why it is difficult to understand the overall text. The best teaching practice for fluency is repeated reading aloud with immediate feedback from the instructor. The instructor may comment on the speed and accuracy levels and help with difficult words.

- Teaching Vocabulary
We use only about 10,000 words in spoken English, while in writing we use at least a million! If an adult non-reader comes across vocabulary (words in a language), that they don't know the meaning of, their comprehension of the text will be interrupted. Even if they can sound out the word correctly, they will have trouble putting the surrounding words together into meaningful sentences.

- Teaching Reading Comprehension
When we read a text, we are able to comprehend, or interpret the meaning or message without speaking to the writer. Unconsciously or sometimes purposefully, we use comprehension strategies as a critical thinking tool.

- Using Assessments
Assessments are used to monitor a reader's progress. They are not a form of teaching but are crucial in measuring the outcomes of the activities presented. Assessment tools are wide ranging, from standardized tests to observation. Instructors need them to determine the student's ongoing reading skill level and how to address it - can the student move on to more advanced learning or do they need to review? Students are assessed in formal and informal situations.

Lesson Summary
There are five connected teaching methods used to help adult non-readers obtain basic reading skills. The methods are connected and require similar instructional strategies:

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Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 2:06pm On Dec 05, 2023
LAGOS ADULT EDUCATION

STEPS TO TEACHING ENGLISH TO AN ADULT

- Keep it simple, stupid.

- Always check for understanding.

- Give them lots of time to practice.

- Show, don't tell.

- Always use positive reinforcement.

- Don't be boring.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 10:08pm On Dec 12, 2023
ADULT EDUCATION TO READ & WRITE IN ENGLISH

We teach adults with little or no formal education how to read, write, speak, spell and listen. We help students to write and read very basic texts and sentences easily. To enable students to communicate in very simple English. We caoch them on elementary arithmetic of addition, substraction, multiplication and division. We guide and encourage our pupils to build confidence in themselves.

WE Teach:

- English alphabet
- Word formation
- Sound production
- Numbers, colours and shapes
- Months of the year, days of the week, date and time
- Reading & comprehension, writing, grammar and oral English
- Addition, Substraction, Multiplication & Division.

Duration: 9 months

Assignment, class work, test, debates, presentations and examination are taking periodically and at the end of the session and certificates of participation are issued to students at the end of their program.

FEES:
#45,000/Per term/3months

List of textbooks and other study materials will be given to students to purchase from bookshop.

LOCATION:

SYMMETRIC ADULT EDUCATION
Suite 35, Mota Complex,
Opposite Harmony Estate,
Ifako-Gbagada,
Lagos State,
Nigeria.

LESSON DAYS:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10:a.m. to 1:p.m.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 3:19pm On Dec 24, 2023
HOW TO TEACH ADULT ADULTS TO READ

Adult learners bring their own set of needs to the table. The amount of knowledge adult learners start out with can vary widely. It's important to assess what your students know, so you can figure out where to begin. Try working on the alphabet and sounds first, then help them pull those together into words. After that, you can build up towards fluency and comprehension
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 1:53pm On Jan 01
May this new year unlock unlimited opportunities, breakthroughs, progress, greatness, good success and fulfillment for you and your family in Jesus Name, Amen.
Happy New Year, 2024.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by Mediamix247: 6:32am On Jan 10
WE ARE GOING TO RESUME FOR THE 2024 ACADEMIC YEAR ON 15TH JANUARY, 2024.

ADULT EDUCATION TO READ & WRITE IN ENGLISH

We teach adults with little or no formal education how to read, write, speak, spell and listen. We help students to write and read very basic texts and sentences easily. To enable students to communicate in very simple English. We coach them on elementary arithmetic of addition, substraction, multiplication and division. We guide and encourage our pupils to build confidence in themselves.

WE Teach:

- English alphabet
- Word formation
- Sound production
- Numbers, colours and shapes
- Months of the year, days of the week, date and time
- Reading & comprehension, writing, grammar and oral English
- Addition, Substraction, Multiplication & Division.

Duration: 12 months

Assignment, class work, test, debates, presentations and examination are taking periodically and at the end of the session and certificates of participation are issued to students at the end of their program.

FEES:
#50,000/Per term/4months

List of textbooks and other study materials will be given to students to purchase from bookshop.

LOCATION:

SYMMETRIC ADULT EDUCATION
Suite 35, Mota Complex,
Opposite Harmony Estate,
Ifako-Gbagada,
Lagos State,
Nigeria.

LESSON DAYS:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10:a.m. to 1:p.m.
Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 4:41pm On Jan 27
How to Teach English Phonics to Adults

The ability to read and write proficiently can boost self-confidence. Overcoming the challenge of learning phonics can provide a
sense of accomplishment and self-efficacy, leading to an increase in self-esteem.

This confidence can translate into a more proactive and engaged approach to personal and professional learning and development.

Overall, the importance of phonics for adults cannot be overstated. It is a crucial aspect of literacy, communication, and personal development. As
educators, we should prioritize and advocate for phonics education for
adults, recognizing its potential to transform lives and open up new
opportunities.

How to Teach English Phonics to Adults

The Basics of English Phonics

Phonics is an integral aspect of English language learning, especially for
adults as well as children. It involves the correlation of sounds (phonemes) with their written symbols (graphemes), which includes letters and letter groups.

Understanding phonics is paramount in helping adults improve their
reading and pronunciation skills.

An Overview of Phonemes, Graphemes, and Diagraphs

A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in a word, while a grapheme is the smallest unit of written language that represents a phoneme. For example, the word ‘cat’ consists of three phonemes (/k/, /æ/, /t/) and three matching graphemes (c, a, t).

Diagraphs, on the other hand, are a type of grapheme that comprises two
letters representing one sound. They can either be consonant diagraphs
such as ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘th’, or vowel diagraphs like ‘ai’, ‘oo’, ‘ea’. Recognizing these elements is crucial for adults to accurately decode and produce English words.

Consonant and Vowel Sounds in English Phonics

In English phonics, we distinguish between consonant and vowel sounds.

Consonants are sounds made by obstructing the airflow in some way by
using the oral tract, such as ‘b’, ‘c’, ‘d’, while vowels are voiced sounds
produced without blocking the airflow, e.g., ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’.

There are 21 consonant letters in English, but 24 consonant sounds, and
while there are five vowel letters, there are 20 vowel sounds.

This discrepancy between letter and sound quantity can pose a challenge to adults learning English phonics, but with persistent practice, they can
master these variances.

Understanding Syllables and Word Stress in Phonics.

A syllable is a single, unbroken sound of a spoken word, and it’s a
fundamental building block of phonics. Every English word has at least
one syllable, and understanding how to identify them can significantly enhance reading fluency.

Word stress, another vital aspect of phonics, refers to the emphasis
placed on a syllable in a word. English is a stress-timed language, meaning some syllables are longer, and some are shorter. For example, in the word ‘example’, the first syllable is stressed, denoted as /g.zæm.pəl/.

Overall, English phonics is a complex yet fascinating topic that underpins effective language learning.

For adults learning English, mastering the basics of phonics—understanding phonemes, graphemes, diagraphs, consonant and vowel sounds, and the concept of syllables and word stress—can significantly improve their reading and pronunciation skills.

Conclusion

In the journey of teaching English phonics to adults, we’ve discovered it’s not a one-size-fts-all process, but rather an exploration of unique learning paths.

We’ve learned that patience, creativity, and a keen understanding of
individual learning paces are paramount.

As we continue to adapt our methods to better meet adult learners’ needs, we reaffirm our commitment to making phonics education an engaging and rewarding experience.

WE TEACH ADULTS HOW TO READ & WRITE IN LAGOS - NIGERIA.

Contact:
Symmetric Adult Education.

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by AdultEducation(m): 9:13pm On Feb 11
IMPORTANT SPELLING RULES IN ENGLISH

When ‘see’ and ‘sea’ both have the same pronunciation and when ‘through’ and ‘trough’ have two different pronunciations, it is not that easy for a new language learner to understand why it is so. It is to help with such scenarios that we have spelling rules. Not everything can be made sense of using spelling rules. For some words (no matter how much you try to reason out), it is just the way it is. However, here are some of the most important spelling rules to help you understand how a particular word should be spelt.

- Adding Prefixes

In most case scenarios, the spelling of the base word does not change when adding prefixes. Prefixes like un-, in-, dis-, im-, re-, pre-, post-, mis-, under-, over- and non- are merely added to the words without changing its spelling. Understanding which prefix to use can also be a challenge at times. Take a look at the following examples to understand how prefixes work.

Re: Adult Education; Reading & Writing Centre, Lagos by Mediamix247: 1:43pm On Mar 21
How To Teach Spelling To Adults?

Teaching spelling to adults presents some specific challenges . First of all it could be more difficult to keep adults engaged compared to a class of children. Probably the students will have to review all the previous information they learned on the language, and re elaborate all the wrong notions and habits . Anyways, most adults willing to learn will be humble enough to learn English if you keep them engaged by using the techniques and resources described in the following paragraphs.

Table of Contents

Introducing phonics
Rules and patterns
Choose the right worksheets for your students
Picture / word association
Analogies
Misspelled words
Puzzles and brainteasers
Organize spelling bees

- Introducing phonics
One of the most crucial things in learning a language, especially spelling, is understanding phonics. Since spelling is closely related to dictation, phonics and how the word sounds are really very important. The key here is how creative you are when you link the sound with letters and words.

- Rules and patterns
When it comes to teaching spelling to adults, you need to keep reminding them about the rules and patterns. Many adults start learning a second language from scratch, usually because for communication needs, without taking care of the grammar underneath. Thus, it is a good practice to review the basic rules, such as vowel placements and double letters. It is quite a common issue forgetting the rules in spelling.

- Picture / word association
Many people are gifted with very good visual memorization capabilities and learning through images can be highly beneficial for them.
This means that having an associated picture with the word can help a lot.

- Analogies
When teaching an adult, you can be very creative with your analogies. Utilize the words they already know when you make the analogy. It’s great practice so they can learn how to spell the longer words faster. You can use the practice as an icebreaker before class.

- Misspelled words
Another fun thing to have is to play and create quizzes with misspelled words. You can have several misspelled words and your adult students will have to identify the correct ones.
After taking a spelling test with the SBN App, misspelled words are listed in the report card, use those words to create tailored words lists for your students so they can fix them and repeat the test.

- Puzzles and brainteasers
Perhaps it’s one of the most popular teaching spelling to adults to date. Having puzzles and brainteasers to learn to spell will make the class as far more enjoyable. Your adult students will welcome the worksheet with the same enthusiasm as the younger ones.

- Organize spelling bees
It is always a cool idea to have your students engaged in fun activities to make the learning process simpler and easier to bear. Organizing a mock up spelling bee in your class could be a lot of fun and instructive at the same time.

WE TEACH ADULTS HOW TO READ, WRITE, SPEAK & SPELL.

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