Spanish, Green Hmong, Croatian, French, Polish, Vietnamese, German, Armenian, Gaelic
¿Hablainglésusted? Koj has lug Aas-kivpuas tau? Govoriteliengleski? Parlez-vousanglais? Czymówiciepoangielsku? ÔngcóbiếtnóitiếngAnhkhông? SprechenSieEnglisch? Anklerengehkhossis? An féidirleatBéarla a labhairt? “Do you speak English?” in the native languages of people living in Portage County, WI
Understanding bills, following recipes, reading the dosage chart for over the counter medicines, or even making correct change can be impossible if you struggle with math. Our tutors help learners with these and other everyday issues.
Some of our students had never held a pencil before coming to English class. At the age of 78 this woman learned to write. At age 80 she became a U.S. Citizen.
It may be hard to read when you have a learning disability like dyslexia. a ha uha Itm yd e rdtaqw he o ve ore ny e ebys al argd l lik le a. ninsadiityl xl (what the above sentence may look like to a person with dyslexia)
“While English class may conjure up the memory of diagramming sentences or spelling bees for some of us, for our adult learners this spring it included strapping their teacher to a backboard and learning what happens when you call 911 as they simulated a car crash with volunteer EMT’s at the library …” - an excerpt from our June 2009 newsletter
Learners’ information is private. All tutors and teachers are trained and collect information only for evaluation purposes to measure progress and report to our funders. Only with permission can an identity or specific information be shared with others.
Our message to learners: “Our services are FREE because others in our community have paid for them for you. We believe in you! We know that if you continue to work hard you will learn and you will be able to give back. You will get a job or a better job, pay taxes, buy more from local merchants, and maybe donate to a charitable cause someday too. You will be healthier, your children will do better in school and you will be a valued member of our community. In the end, we all win!”