Thursday, June 27, 2013

For many literacy students, English is a life skill

This class teaches English to mostly older students, working to give themselves better lives in this country.   - - Donna Poisl

By Melissa Montoya, The Brownsville Herald

Rosalio Osorio was once a teacher in Mexico. Now she’s back in the classroom, but as a student.

The 73-year-old is one of the 16 students in a life skills class at the Brownsville Literacy Center. They are studying to improve their English, which some of them say is crucial to living in the United States.

Until recently Osorio lived in Mexico, but the drug violence, she said, caused her to make her way north and settle in Brownsville.

“Now in my home everyone speaks English,” she said.
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