Thanksgiving, International Style

Dr Miller & Asian ESL students.

On Tuesday, October 15th the students involved in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program held a special Thanksgiving for family and friends in the atrium of the City Hall. ESL is a free program that offers the opportunity for individuals new to Canada to learn English.     
    Dr. Eugene Miller, coordinator of the ESL program, indicated that individuals from over 26 different countries have participated in the program. The current class includes students from South American, Asian, African, and European countries. 
    The Thanksgiving meal was of the potluck variety with each student bringing a dish popular in his or her home country. The ESL program teaches the basics and intricacies of English in all aspects of communications including listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Perhaps the best part of the program is the interchange that occurs as each participant learns about other cultures and the networking that evolves from sharing experiences.
    Individuals new to Canada wanting to improve their English skills and make new friends are invited to attend classes held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am.

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