Texas Reads English as a Second Language (ESL) Program – Spring 2013
Many English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in our community have long waiting lists for students who want to learn to speak the English language. The Mounce Library is helping other community organizations to meet this need in our community by offering an ESL program, modeled after other successful ESL programs offered by libraries across the country. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (2013)
Registration for the Spring 2013 ESL program was Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10 AM – 12 PM (noon). Classes will be on Saturdays, February 2 through April 27 at 10 AM – 12 PM (noon). There will not be a class on Saturday, March 30. The library will be closed for the Easter holidays.
ESL students are adults 18 and up who need beginning & survival level English. The classes cover only very basic English phrases for shopping, banking, talking to a doctor, talking to your child’s teacher, etc.
There will be three bilingual storytimes throughout the Spring 2013 ESL semester. All storytimes will be held in the Clara B. Mounce Public Library 2nd floor meeting room at 2:30-3:30 PM.
If you are willing to give two hours of your time on a weekly or monthly basis, or would like to volunteer in any way for the ESL class, please contact the Family Literacy Librarian Bobbee Pennington via email at email@example.com or at the Clara Mounce Library at (979) 209-5600.
The last tutor training workshop and lunch was Saturday, January 19 from 10-1. Volunteer tutor training is available on an ongoing basis and also online.