I work in the field of adult basic skills education, including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and alternati8ve education for out-of-school youth and young adults, sometimes referred to as Opportunity Youth. I live and work in the U.S. but also internationally, currently in Haiti and Liberia, but in the past in the Philippines, Bangladesh, South Africa, Northern Cypress, and Afghanistan. I have long beenm interested in study circles, and recdently in learning circles. I have been the evaluator of the World Education and P2PU-sonsored English Now! 18-month pilot project of learning circles for adult immigrants in the U.S. who are on waiting lists for English language classes.