An excellent class at Downey Adult School is seeking a few more volunteers to help on Thursday mornings.In this advanced-level English as a Second Language course, volunteers meet with small groups of students at conversation tables simply to talk together, in English, during an informal, friendly hour. There are no grades or reports to turn in to the teacher and no discipline problems. Well, the classroom frequently erupts with laughter, but that's good. The aim is to help these adults practice their English skills, both in using the language and in hearing it. This program was an inspiration of the late Ed Beaumont, who contributed so much to life in the Downey community, and it has proved successful over a dozen years. Volunteers will meet on Thursdays from 9-10:15 a.m., beginning Sept. 10. If you would like to sit in on a session, to try it out, please contract the teacher, Debbie, at (714) 609-2721, or one of the volunteers at (562) 928-4122. The school is on Woodruff near Imperial, and plentiful parking is free.
********** Published: September 4, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 20