Community Collaboration Brings Adult English As A Second Language Classes To Mesa Public Library

COUNTY NEWS RELEASE

Mesa Public Library, in collaboration with Family Strengths  Network and the Adult Learning Center at UNM Los Alamos (UNM-LA), will be hosting a  series of conversational English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at no cost to the public.  Textbook and all course materials will also be provided at no cost. Classes will be held each  Wednesday between February 2 and May 4 from 1:00 to 5:00pm downstairs in The Zone at  Mesa Public Library. Drop-ins are welcome and participation in the full series of class offerings  is not necessary. 

Adult students of all abilities will improve their English conversation, writing, reading, listening,  and pronunciation skills in a fun and interactive environment. Support will be provided for adult  ESL learners of all levels, and classes may include board games, a book club, and other language  practice activities. UNM-LA instructor Claudia Ress will help students practice English in real life scenarios, emphasizing practical use and communication. Students will also be encouraged to  take advantage of UNM-LA’s computer lab and ESL tutors outside of class, also at no cost. 

Need to keep the kids busy so you can attend ESL classes? While Mesa Public Library does not  provide monitoring or childcare, age-appropriate activities are facilitated by library staff for  children 6 years and up every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00pm. From 3:00 to 5:00 pm, games  and art supplies are also available for use in The Zone at Mesa Public Library where ESL class  takes place. For children 5 years and younger, parents and caregivers are encouraged to inquire  about the Companion Program offered through Family Strengths Network by emailing  fsn@lafsn.org 

For more information, please visit the event calendar at LosAlamosLibrary.org or call Melissa  Mackey at (505) 662-8275.