ESL classes at White Plains (WPUM)

White Plains UMC will NOT have registration for ESL classes today, Monday, January 25. Registration will happen the next day that the site is open (probably Tuesday, Jan. 26).
If Wake County public schools are closed, White Plains (WPUM) does NOT have ESL classes. If there is a one hour delay, WPUM has a one hour delay and starts at 10am. If the schools have more than a one hour delay, there is no class at WPUM.

Welcome to Wake Tech’s ESL Blogs

From this “ESL Central” blog page, you can link to our other ESL blogs:  English LanguageCivics, Culture, & CommunityJobs Skills & Opportunities, and Citizenship preparation classes.  The Teacher Resources blog includes our ESL curriculum, lesson plans, and other useful links for instructors.

At the top of this page, you’ll find information on our ESL classes, ESL sites (locations & registration dates), ESL Student Resources, and Computers and Technology. Other classes for ESL students, such as Citizenship, Career-Focused, and Beyond the Basics (“advanced ESL”) are listed on the right under ESL classes.  We hope you find these pages useful. Please leave your comments at the bottom of any post.

New ESL classes at the Beltline Center!

There are NEW CLASSES at the Beltline Education Center (BEC) this fall semester!  (3200 Bush Street, Raleigh NC 27609)

All these classes are still open for registration until November 23rd.

 

AFTERNOON CLASSES –  From Oct. 12 – Dec. 9, 2015.   Meet Monday & Wednesday, 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Early Literacyin Room 332C.
    • This class will be taught by Shelley Lee.  She will be working with students on phonemic awareness.
    • This would be a great addition for students learning beginning literacy skills.
  • Level 3-4 Literacy Class – in Room 342C
    • This class is for level 3 and 4 students who need to improve their reading and writing skills.
  •  Writing Step-by-Step  – in Room 325C
    • This class is for students in level 5 and 6 who need to improve their writing skills for work or school.
    • This class will help you develop your skills while gaining confidence in your writing abilities.
AFTERNOON CLASSES –  From Oct. 13 – Dec. 10, 2015.   Meet Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Pronunciation and Grammar  – in Room 325C
    • Students will work on blends, spelling patterns, and consonant sounds along with learning and practicing grammar rules.
    • This class is available for students in levels 4, 5, and 6.
  • ABE Writing Class – in Room 320C
    • This class is for students in ERV or ABE classes who need to improve their writing skills for work or school.
    • This class will help you develop your skills while gaining confidence in your writing abilities.
EVENING CLASSES – From Oct. 12 – Dec. 10, 2015.
  • Writing Practice – in room 342C
    • In this unique class, you will receive individual attention and guidance from the teacher to improve your writing.
    • This class is for students in ESL levels 4, 5, 6, and ERV who want to improve their writing.
    • Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Reading & Vocabulary – in room 342C
    • Learn creative techniques authors use to express ideas
    • Explore various styles of writing including song lyrics and poetry
    • Practice pronunciation and speaking by reading aloud
    • Experience the places you can go when you read!!
    • This class is for students in ESL levels 4, 5, 6, and ERV who want to improve their writing.
    • Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

For more information, call 919-334-1501 ESL Help Desk or contact Megan Heard, meheard@waketech.edu

Back to school!

Each year in Wake County at the end of August, kids in the traditional public schools go back to classes. Parents look for back-to-school sales for backpacks, lunches, notebooks, pencils and other school supplies. There are “meet-the-teacher” events and “Open house” events at schools.

Getting involved in your children’s school is a wonderful way to stay informed about what’s going on in their classroom. Be sure to help them with their homework and attend parent-teacher meetings and other school functions. It’s a great way to be involved with your kids  – and improve your English at the same time!

For all of you with kids in starting classes, we wish you a fantastic school year!

 

 

World Refugee Day is June 20

photo by Steve Evans via 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

photo by Steve Evans via 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

According to the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, there are more than 50 million refugees around the world. Half of them are women and children.  For years, many countries and regions have been holding their own Refugee Days. One of the most widespread is Africa Refugee Day, which is celebrated on June 20 in several countries. The UN General Assembly therefore decided that 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. ~ adapted from http://wfto.com/events/world-refugee-day-2015

World Refugee Day will be celebrated in Raleigh and other cities around North Carolina on Saturday, June 20, 2015.  

World Refugee Day, Raleigh  –  with Lutheran Services Carolinas and US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants,  When: June 20th 11am – 2pm; Where: Method Park; What: Soccer Games, Food

For information on other celebrations in NC, see: http://www.ncrefugee.net/world-refugee-day.html

This is a story from the UNHCR about three brothers who are on their own after fleeing Afghanistan.  You can read other stories of refugees from around the world at the bottom of this page.  http://www.unhcr.org/refugeeday/yaquob/