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Non-native English speakers get a survival pack

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As a second language, English can be tough to learn. So, Portland Community College is offering a beginning, non-credit English class designed to help those with little or no English language experience understand the basics.

The non-credit offering, Survival English: Level I, is an introduction to basic English for non-native speakers and no previous English experience is required. Instructors Kathleen Aaberg and Rochelle Lessner will emphasize using English in actual situations and students will learn quickly in this supportive environment. Testing will be given in the first class.

The class will be offered four times as follows: from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 8, through March 11 or from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 10 through March 13, in Room 109, at New Columbia, 4610 N. Trenton St. It will also be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7 through March 17 or from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9 through March 12, in Room 144, at Holy Redeemer Catholic School, 127 N. Rosa Parks Way. Cost is $29.

For more information, contact PCC’s Community Education office at (503) 978-5143.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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