Embrace the power of stories for teaching, learning and transforming communities!

Learners' Lives
is the portal for staying connected to educators, students and partners who understand the positive impact stories have on language teaching and learning.  Using the Learners' Lives as Curriculum (LLC) model developed by Dr. Gail Weinstein, Learner's Lives supports:

  • English Language Learners providing meaningful opportunities to share their experiences and learn from each other
  • Language Instructors and Practitioners offering engaging learner-centered curricula and opportunities for professional growth
  • Community Organizations acting as a partner for advancing shared goals to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees
  • University Students looking for community service learning opportunities and ways to develop professionally and personally
Learn more and partner with Learners' Lives!

News and Updates

  • Springtime for Learners' Lives! Learners' Lives as Curriculum is experiencing its own spring--a rebirth and renewal that will help ensure Gail's legacy will continue on!  In the past month, Laurel Pollard delivered ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2012, 1:07 AM by Pamela Hughes
  • Publishing Learners' Lives and Language Lessons What was once Stories to Tell Our Children will be re-branded as Learners' Lives and Language Lessons.  All profits from the sales of the book will fund student fellowships ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2010, 5:14 PM by Pamela Hughes
  • Stories to Tell Our Children is coming back! Gail and her CIRCLE team are planning on republishing a language classroom favorite, Stories to Tell Our Children.  Though copies are still circulating in ESL classrooms, the text is currently ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2010, 5:07 PM by Pamela Hughes
  • We're at Northern CATESOL Learners' Lives is in the spotlight on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at the Northern California TESOL Conference.  Dr. Maricel Santos, professor at SFSU, will explain how to use LLC for ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2010, 12:54 AM by Pamela Hughes
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Student Story Contributors

A look into our classrooms: Language learners from all over the world share their stories.  Look for them in our lessons and thematic units.