Learn to Laugh in Another Language?

Would you like to learn to laugh in another language? Although laughter is a universal “language,” if you want to learn English, along with some good laughs, come to the ‘English as a Second Language’ (ESL) classes held upstairs in Room 203 at the Methodist Church, 434 Lewis Street. We have a lot of fun!

There are two classes now in session — a beginning and an intermediate class — and you can still join either one. They meet from 5:00-7:00pm each Tuesday and Thursday evening, and childcare is provided.

The classes are free and open to anyone whose first language is not English. Adults at any level of English proficiency, from beginning to advanced, are welcome to participate. A simple evaluation tool will be administered when you first come, to determine the level that would be most helpful for you.

This new program provides comprehensive instruction in all skill areas of learning English: listening, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, reading, and common writing. It is a serious program for students who really want to learn English — to advance in their job (and get a better salary!) or be able to participate more fully in their community. The focus is on learning, and the classes are conducted in a supportive, understanding, and fun atmosphere.

These ESL classes are offered through the Archuleta County Education Center, founded in 1989, whose mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective educational programs to residents of Archuleta County, as well as to offer workforce training and life skills for responsible citizenship.

For more information, please call the ESL program coordinator, Joyce Holdread, at
720-595-6707, or send an email to joyce.holdread@yahoo.com.

Information about all the Education Center programs can be found on the ACEC website.

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