Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Taking class to learn enough English to talk to your kid’s teachers

These classes will help the parents learn everyday English so they can communicate in their daily lives.   - - Donna Poisl


The homework might be something as simple, and as challenging, as saying something in English to a store clerk.

But that's the whole point of the English as a Second Language classes held at St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral in East Camden: to help non-native speakers develop enough conversational English, and enough confidence, so they can talk to clerks, their children's teachers, doctors and anyone else they need to communicate with.

For example, student Santa Osorio said that her son, like many other children of immigrants, only wants to speak English, even at home, so the classes help her better communicate with him.
(And her children help her when she has homework, she said, noting that they laugh whenever she mispronounces a word.)
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