Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 3

Today's project was at the Sandy Springs International Learning Center - a non-profit dedicated to teaching English as a second language to adult immigrants. I had the opportunity to chat with owners, Tere and Dwight, who teach at the center and also teach volunteers how to teach (I definitely need the latter!). They are a remarkable duo! If I remember the story correctly, the idea behind the center came when Tere met some people who could not speak or understand any English. She was amazed that they were surviving with a language barrier but immediately identified a way to help them reach their potential in a new culture. She left her job and started the learning center, which attracted not only many students, but numerous volunteers as well.

The number of students has slowly decreased, but there are still many individuals in the community who struggle with daily communication. From talking with Tere and Dwight, it would be great if we could spread the word about the center and encourage family/friends who would like to learn English as a second language to contact the Sandy Springs International Learning Center. If anyone needs more info about the center please don't hesitate to respond to this post.

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