Friday, September 20, 2013

Nonprofit looking to expand Spanish literacy programs

This program is helping people who don't know how to read in their own language to more easily learn English.   - - Donna Poisl

By Melissa Masatani, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

AZUSA >> If you’re reading this, chances are there are a lot of things you take for granted. Understanding the written language dictates our daily life, with everything from freeway on-ramp instructions to assembling a child’s new toy, requiring at least a rudimentary knowledge of the A-B-Cs.

For English language learners, the task can be daunting. But for a set of the population, learning to read and write in a second language can be difficult when they don’t even know how to read or write in their native tongue, said Cathay Reta, adult literacy coordinator at the Azusa City Library.
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