Tuesday, June 11, 2013

English Shared

People from many countries studied English together and got together and shared stories and food.    - - Donna Poisl

BY Ava Kofman

For Leidy Carolina Baron, Springs Learning Center’s annual June celebration of the attendance and achievements of English as a Second Language (ESL) students was bittersweet.

The next day would mark her last class as a student at the Springs Learning Center, where she has gone every week for tutoring for the past decade––almost as long as the center, which teaches practical English skills in free one-on-one lessons to about 112 students a year, has been open.

Baron, who emigrated to New Haven from Colombia, spoke Monday evening about her experience learning English alongside 20 other learners in the basement of the Saint Rosa of Lima Church, which is next door to the learning center.
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