Morongo Basin

THANK YOU’S FROM THE MBCAL

Thanks are again in order to the Morongo Basin Transit Authority for their donation of bus passes to get our learners and volunteers to and from tutoring sites and MBCAL activities. These passes make many lives easier, and we are very grateful to Joe Meer and the MBTA board for their support of the Adult […]

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NEW RESEARCH ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Directors for the MBCAL have recently become aware of some recent research that sheds new light on how we learn. Starting from the very earliest age, children need the stimulation of hearing not only words, but many words, describing what something is, what color it is, what sound does it make, for example. Songs, nursery […]

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MBCAL Partners with Art Urbane for Donations

Shop with ArtUrbane and donate to our cause: FREE tutoring for adults that want to learn to read. For your holiday (or any time) shopping there is a new way to find gifts and at the same time support the Adult Literacy program. The MBCAL is partnering with Art Urbane, an online art and design […]

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WADDYAWAN?

As we have learned over the years, much of what we teach our students has little directly to do with the rules of grammar, syntax, or vocabulary. In addition to the cultural issues we have talked about here from time to time, we have also to contend with not only what we have to say, […]

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Volunteer Tutors Needed

(Pictured above: Literary Specialist and Director Emeritus Jack Taylor and Treasurer Kathy Truesdell circa 2005) We are also looking for tutors for native English speakers and for English as a Second Language students. The ESL students meet at Copper Mountain College’s Student Success Center. Other students can also meet there or at another tutor-student agreed upon […]

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