Friday, November 29, 2013

In novel Maryland program, children help parents learn English

This program helps the parents learn English and at the same time helps the kids fine-tune their English.   - - Donna Poisl

By ZAINAB MUDALLAL Capital News Service

ASPEN HILL — Playing the role of the teacher is not a game of dress-up for 10-year-old Giselle Jimenez. Her English is stronger than her mother’s, Maricela Cabrera, 35, who often needs Giselle’s guidance on homework assigned in a family literacy class they are taking together.

Cabrera and Giselle are teaming up to learn English in a course offered by the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, a novel, intergenerational approach to helping adults with low levels of literacy learn English, by making their children the teachers.
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