Graduating from Daily Dose English Class
The Daily Dose English Program has been used by Welcome Hand volunteers to teach refugees and immigrants how to navigate in a world dominated by a language foreign to their own.
The Daily Dose website says, “Daily Dose is a warm and sensitive way of helping people feel comfortable learning English. It is based on love, personal attention and human interaction. Unlike traditional programs, Daily Dose has no grammar books, homework assignments or boring lectures.
Participants learn in small interactive groups called huddles where they receive a healthy dose of love, support and encouragement.
Most immigrants or refugees have transportation problems, so the volunteers with Welcome Hand teach the families in their homes. Participants learn how to handle real-life situations like introducing themselves, shopping, using public transportation, or opening a checking account.
The picture above is a special event to give out certificates of achievement, and celebrate their progress in learning the English language for everyday needs. It is a very successful program, primarily because of the personal interaction with the volunteer/teacher.