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PCC offers free English lessons for non-native speakers
Photos and Story by James Hill
BEAVERTON, Ore. – Do you know someone who is struggling to learn the English language? Point them to Portland Community College for free lessons in "survival English." Led by instructors Joyce Reilly and Judy Burraston, PCC will offer two levels of non-credit English lessons this fall. Both levels will be held for nine weeks from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 27 through Nov. 24, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 S.W. 5th at Hall St. Survival English: Level I offers an introduction to basic English for non-native speakers. Students will practice using English in real-world situations, and learn quickly in a supportive environment. Registration and testing will be given at first class; no English speaking ability is required. The class is free. Survival English: Level II offers an opportunity to improve basic English skills in a supportive environment. Some prior English speaking ability is required for this course. Registration and testing will be held on the first night of class. The class is free. In addition, Survival English: Level I and Level II will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 28 through Nov. 23 at Vose Elementary School, 11350 SW Denney Road. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-533-2707.