Easy English News is one of the most popular tools in the Advanced ESL class. It is a monthly subscription written and published by Elizabeth Claire from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Elizabeth Claire has developed a passion for aiding English Language Learners by helping them build English vocabulary and reading skills while they learn about their new environment in the United States.
The newspaper provides so much useful as well as fun information including:
Kristina, LC's Lead ESL Teacher, reports that the students seeking to increase their reading skills love it when a new paper arrives! We like to use Easy English News in place of basic English books (published mainly for children) because LC's adult learners appreciate having a reading tool that is full of relevant and insightful information about the US. The reading, writing, and discussion exercises allow teachers and volunteers guide adult learners to higher reading comprehension, comfortable conversation about current events, and stronger listening skills.
Please consider showing support to Language Central by making a donation that helps us maintain our English English News subscription. This is just one of the many ways you can make an impact for the immigrants and refugees in our community.
We are honored to have Ubah Jama join the Language Central Board of Directors! She comes with a rich history of board service with the African Development Center of Minnesota as well as many years working with children in the public schools. Read more about Ubah in this short little interview below.
Job title outside of Language Central
I work as a family educator and with families in Saint Paul Public Schools who speak different languages.
How long have you been on the board?
Since October 2019.
How did you become a part of Language Central?
I am a very good friend of Lynn Olson
What is your favorite memory/story of working at Language Central?
When I see a parent who can advocate or be part of group, and not feel they are left out of the conversation.
What do you hope to see in Language Central’s future?
Be able to work in every department in the Twin Cities and other states....Ex: police department, fire fighter, hospitals, banks, and so on....
My name is Quay Handel and I was an ESL teaching assistant volunteer at Language Central during April and May of 2019. Earlier this year, I decided to make a career change from a corporate financial analyst to a foreign English teacher abroad. I completed my Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification course and 20 hours of in-class practicum experience. After an amazing summer reconnecting and spending time with family and friends I am beyond excited to be moving to the city of Hangzhou, China to teach English to young kiddos in the near future. This is an experience that has been on my bucket list! I’m looking forward to being able to experience life in a completely different culture and to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. I want to say thank you to Language Central for a great experience during my time volunteering and for the work you do for the community.
All the best,