Family Focus ESL Program

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Family Focus, ESL classes, english second language classes, english for spanish-speakingMary Immaculate Family Focus is excited to offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for Spanish-speaking parents. These classes are for parents who want to understand, speak, read and write English fluently, competently and proficiently in hope that this will empower them to be the
best parents they can be.

The benefits of the ESL program to the ESL learner:

  • Families benefit when parents become proficient in English, enabling them to participate in their children’s education and social lives. The family benefits when children are not required to act as interpreters for their parents, thereby preserving the family structure and parental roles.
  • ESL learners benefit from being able to read or understand safety instructions, road signs, medication instructions, and weather and safety advisories. ESL learners are able to speak to law enforcement and emergency medical personnel.
  • ESL learners benefit by becoming more self-sufficient and reducing the need for translators to assist with daily or personal business. They are able to use public transportation, read street signs and directions, get a driver’s license and communicate with the public to make their needs known.
  • ESL classes prepare students to be fully engaged with their communities. Communities benefit from an increased level of inclusiveness for all community members.

These classes are offered FREE. We also provide free childcare.

When: Thursdays, October 6, 2011, to August 30, 2012 (10:00 to 11:30 a.m.)
Where:
St George’s Episcopal Church
15446 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608

To register or for more information, call (757) 886-6511 or email delores_price@bshsi.org!

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