En Ruta al Inglés
Gaming for English Language Learners
Rebecca Alcalá and Edward Melton
San Francisco Public Library
Welcome to Xenos-
(zɛnəʊs)
Play Games – Learn English
Forming a
Partnership
Bridging the Gap
The Bumpy Ride
“Come on
in!
It’s okay!”
“No. They
can’t
just press
the
button.”
“Uno!”
“Cha Ching!”
Fruits of our Labor
“Each one teach one.”
Empowerment
Community
Let’s Hear Your
Ideas!
GRACIAS!
THANK YOU!
En Ruta al Ingles
En Ruta al Ingles
En Ruta al Ingles
En Ruta al Ingles
En Ruta al Ingles
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  • Rebecca- Welcome and introduction
  • Rebecca- Why are we here? We’re here to talk about a partnership and pilot program that took us from programs that look like this (change image to tables with computers set out)
  • Rebecca- To this. A room full of engaged learners working together and also having fun.
  • Rebecca- And how did we do this? We’ll talk about the pilot project called, Xenos, that gave us an opportunity to learn how to build a community, create learners, empower users, and learn how to partner with other groups.
  • Edward- Budget, Staffing (including skills required by staff to present the program), facilities, and equipment
  • Rebecca- Explain each of the quotes.
  • Rebecca-Elmer goes from being a student to a paid staff. Participants moved up one level in language acquisition. They all learned basic computer skills. Knowing how to use the computer and feeling more confident in practicing skills. New library users!
  • Edward- Discusses the CCSF pilot which includes tablet lending, citizenship, and ESL . Rebecca discusses the SFGH pilot. Images of logos for SFPL, SFGH, and CCSF
  • Edward and Rebecca
  • En Ruta al Ingles

    1. 1. En Ruta al Inglés Gaming for English Language Learners Rebecca Alcalá and Edward Melton San Francisco Public Library
    2. 2. Welcome to Xenos- (zɛnəʊs) Play Games – Learn English
    3. 3. Forming a Partnership
    4. 4. Bridging the Gap
    5. 5. The Bumpy Ride “Come on in! It’s okay!” “No. They can’t just press the button.” “Uno!” “Cha Ching!”
    6. 6. Fruits of our Labor “Each one teach one.” Empowerment Community
    7. 7. Let’s Hear Your Ideas!
    8. 8. GRACIAS! THANK YOU!
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