Need for English Language Services-Literacy Center of Milford Offers Volunteer Language Programs to Help Local Adults

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Please consider this wonderful opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

The Literacy Center of Milford is offering a five-week volunteer TUTOR TRAINING class in ESL (English as a Second Language) beginning in February. Classes will be held at the Center, 16 Dixon St. in Milford from 6:00 -8:30 p.m. on February 13, 20, 27, March 6, and 13.

There will be a $25 fee for course materials. Knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary. All prospective tutors must have an interview.  For further information, call the Literacy Center office between the hours of 9 and 3 at 203-878-4800.

Additionally, if you are interested in working with students preparing for their GED, or would like to help an adult student with basic literacy skills, call the above number for an interview.

The Literacy Center of Milford is part of the ProLiteracy network of adult basic education and literacy programs. ProLiteracy is working with its member programs to raise awareness of available ESL services.

“Non-English speakers in the U.S. can fall behind in education or employment in an already challenging job market,” said David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Language barriers can also prevent them from understanding important financial, educational, health care, employment or legal rights issues. By raising awareness of our members’ ESL programs, adults in need will know where to find resources that can help them gain skills to address everyday matters.”

For more information on the Literacy Center’s ESL and other programs, visit www.literacycenterofmilford.com or call 203-878-4800.

About ProLiteracy

ProLiteracy, based in Syracuse, champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies. It works with adult new readers and learners and with local and national organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, computer, and English skills they need to be successful. ProLiteracy advocates on behalf of adult learners and the programs that serve them, provides training and professional development, and publishes materials used in adult literacy instruction. ProLiteracy has 1,200 member programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and works with 125 nongovernmental international agencies. For more information, please go to www.ProLiteracy.org and www.NewReadersPress.com.


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