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English Literacy and Civics Education (EL/Civics)

To effectively participate in education, work, and civic opportunities in this country, immigrants and other limited English proficient persons must not only master English, but be able to understand and navigate governmental, educational, workplace systems and key institutions, such as banking and health care. Congress has reserved funding under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) for "integrated English literacy and civics education services to immigrants and other limited English proficient populations." Grant awards for EL/Civics Education projects result in integrated instructional programs and services that incorporate both English literacy instruction and civics education. The Colorado Department of Education's Office of Adult Education and Family Literacy administers the EL/Civics program in Colorado. To learn more about Colorado EL/Civics grants, see EL/Civics Funded Programs in Colorado.  To learn more about the federal EL/Civics grant program, see About EL/Civics Education.  

Instructional Resources for Teachers

Topics in EL/Civics

American History and Current Events

U.S. Government

Civic Participation

Preparation for Naturalization

Other Resources

Self Study Resources for EL/Civics Learners

Citizenship Resources


For more information about EL/Civics, contact Jane Miller, 303.866.6611; miller_j@cde.state.co.us

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