A great place for adult learning in Detroit

Dominican Literacy Center Staff

Curriculum

The DLC provides a core curriculum of the Laubach Way to Reading, a well-known method of teaching adults to read, write, and do basic math. We also use supplemental materials from additional current adult learning approaches through Contemporary, Steck-Vaughn, and Cambridge Publishers.

Our computer lab, developed over several years, offers a variety of educational software that reinforces skills introduced in the learners’ tutoring sessions. Topics include: reading, phonics, mathematics, grammar, spelling, and English for speakers of other languages.

Students and tutors may take advantage of lessons in keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheet and database. Those whose schedules do not allow for attendance in a computer class may develop computer skills through the Teknimedia PC series. Students and tutors have the opportunity to learn about the Internet and to make use of it for research and instruction.

On a regular basis, pointers-on in-service sessions are offered to tutors to introduce them to instructional programs available to them and their students. These sessions help tutors identify programs that address their student’s specific learning needs. Staff members are always available to assist in this selection.