Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Many in Morris lack English literacy skills

ESL classes and Literacy Volunteers are enrolling new tutors; people from other countries are using their own language experience to teach the students. - - Donna Poisl


Ten percent of Morris County adults lack basic English literacy skills, according to the most recent statistics available from the National Center for Education Statistics. In large part, experts say, that's because an increasing amount of Morris residents aren't native English speakers.

Pablo De Paulis, a 47-year-old system engineer at Dialogic Research in Parsippany, is one of the new kind of tutors.

Originally from Argentina, he is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires. He is paired with Prisciliano Valdiviezo, a 40-year-old janitor who works for the company that maintains and cleans the Dialogic building.
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