Financial Literacy Learning Plans

These learning plans, designed for teachers and tutors, facilitate the teaching of financial literacy to adult ESL learners.

Author(s)
Katherine Winter
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation
LLTR (Literacy, Language, and Technology Research) Group
Publication Year
2015
Resource Type
Product
Target Audience
Abstract

These learning plans, designed for teachers and tutors, facilitate the teaching of financial literacy to adult ESL learners. A free account must be created to access the learning plans. This resource guides teachers and tutors in creating lessons around financial literacy topics. It also serves to guide them in individualized professional development in order to combine life skills instruction with language skills development. The learning plans have two major sections: Banking and Credit and Loans and Debt.

What the experts say

This is an excellent resource for teachers and tutors who need/want to support their adult learners in developing basic financial literacy. It does all of the leg work in locating and linking to quality material elsewhere on the web, while also providing clear, concise guidance on setting goals, assessing learner needs, and developing activity sequences that build on learners’ existing knowledge. The site itself is well organized, attractive, and easy to use. 

Each of the two major sections combines guidance on setting learning goals with a broad selection of activities and links to other web-based resources. The links take the user to interactive sites that are both informative and fun for both learners and teachers to use. Sources for external resources include government agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, private sector educational organization such as GCFLearnFree.org, and adult education programs such as the Minnesota Literacy Council.

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