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Oceanside Public Library – English as Second Language Program, Seeks Volunteers

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Library Launches New English As A Second Language Program For Adults, Seeks Volunteers

 Oceanside, CA –Oceanside READS, a service of the Oceanside Public Library, announces its new English as a Second Language (ESL) program for adults. For those looking for an exciting, new activity that will also make a significant impact in your community, Oceanside READS invites you to become an ESL Conversation Guide or Language Tutor. You will facilitate conversation with a small group of adults developing their English conversation skills. We welcome volunteers of all language backgrounds to serve as Conversation Guides. Volunteers should be comfortable conversing in English. No experience necessary, we will provide training and materials to help make teaching English fun and easy.

The ESL program invites adults to improve their English-speaking skills by visiting with one another in small groups led by volunteer Conversation Guides.  These groups are free and are open to adults improving their English, regardless of proficiency. Conversations will be scheduled weekly at different locations throughout Oceanside.  Join us on June 15 for a two-hour workshop on how to successfully lead a Conversation Circle. If you are interested in small-group English tutoring with READS, join us on June 16 for a two-hour workshop on pronunciation. Registration is required, and you are welcome to sign up for both. The first English Conversation Circles will begin this summer. 

“Oceanside READS Learning Center is a space where English speaking adults can learn to read or improve their reading skills in a welcoming and encouraging environment.  With the help of our community volunteers, READS Learning Center is excited to have the opportunity to better serve English Language Learners in our community. Approximately one third of households in Oceanside speak a language other than English, and Library staff interact with English language learners every day.  The mission of the Library is to ‘Engage, Inform, Connect and Inspire’, and our new ESL program does just that.” says Literacy Coordinator, Chelsea Genack Eggli.  Come be a part of our ESL program, where volunteers and English learners build English skills, confidence and community.  For more information or to volunteer to become a Conversation Guide or Language Tutor, contact Oceanside READS at 760-435-5680 or visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org.


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