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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Literacy Center of Milford offering tutor training

MILFORD - The Literacy Center of Milford is offering a five-week volunteer Tutot Training class in ESL, or English as a Second Language, beginning Sept. 29, officials said in a statement.
Classes will be held at the Center, 16 Dixon St. from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20 and 27, the statement said.
There is 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, those interested in working with students preparing for their GED, or those who would like to help an adult student with basic literacy skills, can call the above number for an interview, the statement said.
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, the statement said.
“Non-English speakers in the U.S. can fall behind in education or employment in an already challenging job market,” David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy said, also in the statement. “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 or call 203-878-4800.



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