Literacy Center offers volunteer tutor training
MILFORD — The Literacy Center of Milford is offering a five-week volunteer tutor training class in English as a Second Language beginning in February. Classes will be held at the Center, 16 Dixon St., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 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 more information, call the Literacy Center office 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.