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PCC Class Helps Spanish-Speakers Survive With English
Photos and Story by James Hill
NEWBERG – Conducting a normal life in the United States can be rough without solid English skills. Thanks to Portland Community College, those in the Spanish-speaking community who need a foundation in English can now get it and build a prosperous future. In the non-credit class Survival English I, Spanish-speaking students will get an introduction to Basic English. Students with no prior experience speaking English will be able to get a basic understanding of the language so they can communicate effectively and responsibly. The class is free of charge.Registration and testing for the class will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, at Newberg High School, located at 1300 Elliott Road in Newberg. The 11-week Survival English I will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26 and will run every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 5. There will be no class on Thursday, Nov. 23. For more information, contact Community Education at 503-538-9774.