Literacy Network
701 Dane St.
Madison, WI 53713
Phone 608-244-3911
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
Custom Programs : English for Health

Literacy skills are a stronger predictor of an individual's health status than age, income, employment status, education level, or racial/ethnic group.

Do adults in your community struggle to communicate with doctors, understand food or medicine labels, or know how to use the ER vs. Urgent Care? Our award-winning Teaching English for Health curriculum allows healthcare facilities, community groups, and advocacy organizations to offer comprehensive instruction to adults learning English so they are better able to communicate health needs, understand medical instructions, and make healthier choices.

The cost of this full program is $349, and includes:

  • Training videos that guide you through the process of planning for, running and sustaining your own English for Health program and building partnerships for health
  • 48 detailed lesson plans that address diverse and multi-level adult ESL classrooms
  • Multi-level activities and flashcards referenced in the lesson plans
  • An effective grant template for procuring funding for your program

Literacy Network staff will also provide technical assistance to help you build your organization's capacity to deliver English for Health.

"The curriculum stands on its own. You've given excellent tools that an informal ESL instructor can use to deliver a really great class to help people improve their own health," said Donna Shanklin of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities, who works to help people and communities improve their quality of life and economic well-being.

Questions about our Teaching English for Health program? Please call 608-244-3911 or email Autumn Jackson, Senior Director of ESL Collaborations.