CALL Program, Abbotsford Community Services

at 202 - 3600 Townline Rd, Abbotsford, V2T 5W8 Canada

The C.A.L.L. program (Community Access to Literacy and Learning) pairs trained community volunteers with adults who want to improve their reading, writing, or math skills, but who are unable to access literacy or ESL classes or programs.


CALL Program, Abbotsford Community Services
202 - 3600 Townline Rd
Abbotsford , BC V2T 5W8
Canada
Contact Phone
P: 604 -768 -6277
Website
WWW.ABBOTSFORDCOMMUNITYSERVICES.COM

Description

Community Access to Literacy and Learning (C.A.L.L.) in Abbotsford matches volunteer tutors with adults who want to improve their reading, writing, basic math, basic computer, or English speaking skills. We help individual meet their goals for basic literacy, quality of life, employment, and self sufficiency. Newcomers are also given the opportunity to improve their English while learning about life in Canada. Hours of operation: Monday: 10 AM-3 PM; 4:30-9:30 PM Tuesday: 10 AM-3PM Wednesday: 10 AM-3 PM; 4:30-9:30 PM Thursday: 10 AM-3 PM Friday: 4:30-9:30 PM Please note: We are closed each day from 12 noon-1 PM. Evening and weekend hours are subject to flexibility. Please call to confirm.

General Info

FOR LEARNERS: C.A.L.L. provides FREE one-on-one tutoring for adult literacy, English language, basic math, and/or computer skills. You will also: meet new people, learn more about Abbotsford (if you are new to Abbotsford), learn more about Canada and Canadian society (if you are new to Canada). FOR VOLUNTEERS: This program needs the help of dedicated and caring volunteers to fulfill its mission. C.A.L.L. offers training and ongoing support to its volunteers. Learners meet with their volunteer tutors 2-4 hours per week. RESOURCES FOR LEARNERS & TUTORS: General Websites: http://www.nald.ca/ National Adult Literacy Database literacy.bc.ca Resource library available to all in BC mcedservices.com Multicultural education services. On-line lessons. gcflearnfree.org Free on-line classes in many subjects including money management. tv411.org/index.shtml Reading, writing, jobs, vocabulary, math, rulers, credit cards, learning, health & more. bbc.co.uk/skillswise Learning modules on language, numeracy, computer skills, workplace and games and also has a section for tutors. litwomen.org/learn.html Website for women learners: the wclc.ca/edge The Learning Edge is an on-line newspaper for adult learners. nwt.literacy.ca/northernedge The Northern Edge is an on-line newspaper for adult learners. westcoastreader.ca BC newspaper (on-line & published) for the adult learner. Spelling Websites: pdictionary.com An basic internet picture dictionary with spelling activities and word games. woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/games/mag/spelling.html Practive word families. literacytools.ie/welcome.cfm Print & online games. aaaspell.com Hear & spell for all grades. Vocabulary Websites: vocabulary.co.il Play games. Subjects include: animals, food, kitchen, transportation, vegetables & music. Easy, medium & hard levels. Writing Websites: studioarts.net/calligraphy.italic.hwlesson.html Print out letters to practice writing. Menu on left side of page. www2.actden.com/writ_den/index.htm Writing skills (sentences, paragraphs). More advanced site. Beginners need tutor support. geocities.com/fifth_grade_tpes/complete.html How to write complete sentences. Practice worksheets to print. Large font & easy to understand. Math Websites: aaamath.com Easy math. Activities by grade level and topicc. Mostly drill & skill. Practice basic math, money, measurement, fractions & more. aplusmath.com Good drill and basic math practice. You can make your own flashcards & worksheets or play games. mathisfun.com Drills & activities for a variety of math. Reading Websites: starfall.com Children's site - very basic. magickeys.com - on-line stories ALMD ESLSAP - Tutor Training modules http://www.mytrainingbc.ca/eslsap/training

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If you are interested in volunteering with Abbotsford Community Services, consider becoming a volunteer tutor with the C.A.L.L Program: The Community Access to Literacy and Learning Program pairs trained community volunteers with adults who want to improve their reading, writing, or math skills, but who are unable to access literacy or ESL classes or programs. Volunteer and learner pairs arrange to get together at convenient locations in the community for up to four hours every week to work on meeting learner set literacy goals for improved quality of life, employment, or self sufficiency. This program needs the help of dedicated and caring volunteers to fulfill its mission. C.A.L.L. offers training and ongoing support to its volunteers. The training program includes information about how adults learn to read and write, how we learn to learn, how to help people set and meet learning goals, and much more. It is a great opportunity to make a difference in someone's life and to give back to the community. If you are interested, email call@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com or call 604-768-6277.

Published on 2013-02-18 22:53:21 GMT

Hope everyone had a happy Lunar New Year & a great Family Day this weekend!

Published on 2013-02-12 18:19:54 GMT

Food Safe Course on June 7th at 8:30am offered at the John Howard Society Fraser Valley. This may be of interest to learners who are looking for employment in the food services industry. There is limited space available so call to register! 604-852-1226

Published on 2013-06-03 18:41:40 GMT

Attn Tutors: Just a reminder that we will be having the last of the tutor workshops this coming Saturday from 10:00-12:00 called "What Will I do While You're Gone?" The topic will be self study strategies for learners.

Published on 2013-05-30 17:22:31 GMT

Attn Tutors: Join us on Saturday, May 25th for our CALL Tutor Workshop: Building Vocabulary. It will be held at the CALL Program office (Apollo Centre Ice) from 10:00am - 12. Learn how to help your learners learn (and to keep in mind) vocabulary that is useful for their purposes!

Published on 2013-05-23 21:59:43 GMT

The CALL Office has new hours! We are now open Mondays 10-3 & 4:30-9:30, Tuesdays 10-3, Wednesdays 10-3 & 4:30-9:30, Thursdays 10-3, and Fridays 4:30-9:30. Please note: we are closed each day from 12 noon-1pm. We are also open some Saturdays! (subject to availability) Call for more info or to make an appointment: 604-768-6277

Published on 2013-05-21 18:52:06 GMT

From June 12-25 the CALL Program office will be closed during daytime hours. The office will still be open during regular evening hours Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:30 - 9:30pm. We are also open ocasionally on Saturdays! Please call for availability or to set up a meeting: 604-768-6277

Published on 2013-06-10 17:20:56 GMT

May 7th: Girls Safety, Self-Care, and Spa Day - The Fraser Valley Community action Team is proud to host an informative day for girls 12-18 in the Fraser Valley. The day will be filled with information and presentations designed to help keep youth safe from exploitation and other dangers. If a learner has daughters, nieces, dependents, etc. who are interested in going let us know and we will complete a referral.

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