Thursday, August 01, 2013

New approach to literacy

This couple is teaching some illiterate Hispanics to first read in Spanish, so they can then learn English much easier.    - - Donna Poisl


In 2006, when the Rev. David Kaller was pastor at Ingalls Park United Methodist Church, he and his wife Josefina Kaller began offering English as a Second Language classes, which the church still offers.

While doing so, the New Lenox couple realized many Hispanics struggle to learn English because they are illiterate in their native language. So in September, the Kallers, now retired, will offer “Leamos” (Let’s Read), an online literacy course that teaches Spanish-speaking adults the basics of reading and writing in Spanish.
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