Tuesday, January 26, 2010

At Large in Ballard: Life as a second language

This ESL teacher makes her own curriculum and is quite successful. She loves what she is doing too. - - Donna Poisl

By Peggy Sturdivant

She moved from Minnesota to be closer to her daughters. She moved to Ballard from Friday Harbor when her job no longer allowed her to telecommute. Now, Simone Vilandre is one of yet another breed of new Ballardites: a woman over 60 who is reinventing herself.

Simone’s request for magazines in Sustainable Ballard’s monthly update caught my attention.

I am becoming a vicarious collector – drawn to people collecting wood corks, pennies and now magazines.

Simone’s request was for used magazines to use in English as a Second Language classes (ESL).
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riodedinero said...

Thanks for your blog. I was born in the US. My parents were born in Italy, and Spain. My wife is from Colombia. I believe we are a nation of immigrants, and it is what makes our nation rich and diverse. Unfortunately my wife is in the process of deporatation, and we are hopefull that things will work out, and my wife, and two children will stay unified.
God bless you.

jenny said...

I knew it and I have read so many article on it as for transfer of the people after doing the masters at India. There are lots of students who are doing and planning to move to US. Thanks...
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