Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Small World celebrates 45 years of helping women learn English, American culture

This organization helps women learn English and helps them learn how to fit into this country, it gives them a community of friends all in the same situation.  - - Donna Poisl

By Rebekka Schlichting

In the wake of the new century, Isbelia Sanquinetti, a Venezuelan-Lawrence resident, was like many other foreign women. She moved to the U.S. with her husband and immersed herself in a new culture and a new kind of people. She knew little about her surroundings and even less about the English language.

By 2003, she had picked up enough phrases to start up her own children's clothing store, called Isbella Sangui. Shortly after it opened, Sanquinetti realized just how little English she knew, which made it a struggle to communicate with her customers.
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