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The New School Year Begins!

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Citizenship Classes & Legal Help at BPL

Here’s some info for you about free citizenship classes and immigration legal help at the Brooklyn Public Library. Just click on the images for a larger view.

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Job Stories

Classes 3A and 3P recently wrote about their current or past jobs. Read an example below from a Class 3A student and take the quiz afterwards to test your comprehension:

My Current Job

Cecilia Amaya

I am a home health aide. I work for Premier Home Health Care. I am a person who likes to help others. I enjoy spending my time with people who need my help. My patient is a nice person; every day he is waiting for me happy with a smile when he sees me. He just speaks Italian and English, so I try to practice my English with him. It’s funny because he corrects me every time I don’t pronounce a word correctly. His family is nice to me. I feel like one of their relatives.

I enjoy my job and enjoy practicing my English with my patient. But the first day I felt nervous because I didn’t know who my patient was. But days later, I felt better because he is a good guy. Some days we play bingo and sometimes he talks to me about his life. When he was a child he lived in Pennsylvania with his parents and eight siblings.

We also do exercise and watch TV shows and TV news in English. When he feels sad, we look at photos and he tells me about many trips he took in his life. He went on many cruises and went to many different countries. He was a person who did everything himself but now he needs help all the time because ten years ago he had a bad stroke. But day by day he tries to exercise, take medication, feel happy, enjoy time with his family, and be more optimistic about his life. God bless him and his family. I hope I can work a long time with him.

Click here to read more.

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Emergency Preparedness Expo

On June 10, an Emergency Preparedness Expo was put on by the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students in the New York Rising advanced ESOL class, which is taught by Lynne Hayden-Findlay. New York Rising students have been studying very hard and they put together presentations about how to protect yourself and your family during a natural disaster and other emergencies. Their presentations will included: how to call 911, collecting emergency supplies to keep in your home, drought and water conservation, making an emergency plan, how to put together a “go-bag” and why, protecting yourself against the flu, staying safe during a thunder and lightning storm, staying safe during a tornado, staying safe during a severe snowstorm, surviving an active shooter event at work, and what to do during a school evacuation.

Enjoy the video above and the photos below!

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Rally for Adult Literacy

Yesterday University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students journeyed to City Hall to make their voices heard about a proposed $12 million cut in funding for adult education classes in New York City. Watched the video above and view the pictures below.

To learn more about how you can support adult education, click here.

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All Write!

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More Literacy Review

Here are some more photos from the recent Literacy Review gala at NYU:

The Literacy Review is an annual journal of writing from adult literacy programs throughout New York City. Edited by Gallatin students, the book is distributed at a celebration that includes readings by the newly published writers.

The faculty adviser for the Literacy Review is Professor June Foley.

To read the Literacy Review, click here.

 

 

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