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Will You Volunteer Your Time As An English Language Tutor?

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Dec 222015
 

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The Literacy Center Offers English Language Tutor Training to Help Local Adults.

You can make a difference in someone else’s life.

Did you know there are more than 15,000 people in Milford and Stratford without a high school diploma?

Did you know there are more than 1,600 adults who are not fluent in English and that there are 45 non-English languages spoken in these cities?

(Data taken from the Milford and Stratford School District Strategic School Profile, 2012-2013)

The Literacy Center is offering volunteer Tutor Training classes in ESL (English as a Second

Language) and Basic Literacy this winter.

Classes in Milford will be held at the Literacy Center, 16 Dixon Street, Milford from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17.

Training classes in Stratford will be held at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St. Stratford from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

There is a $20 fee for course materials. Volunteer tutors will learn techniques to assist Basic Literacy and ESL students with dialogue, listening comprehension, oral fluency, phonics, reading comprehension and writing skills. No previous teaching experience required! 

All prospective tutors will be interviewed in advance. For further information, call The Literacy Center office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 203-878-4800.

Additionally, if you are interested in working with students preparing for their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) examination, or prefer to help adult students with basic literacy skills, call the Center’s office to schedule your orientation meeting.

The Literacy Center is part of the ProLiteracy network of adult basic education and literacy programs.

ProLiteracy is working with its member programs to raise awareness of available ESL services.

“Non-English speakers in the U.S. can fall behind in education or employment in an already challenging job market,” said David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Language barriers can also prevent them from understanding important financial, educational, health care, employment or legal rights issues. By raising awareness of our members’ ESL programs, adults in need will know where to find resources that can help them gain skills to address everyday matters.”

For more information on the Literacy Center’s ESL and other volunteer programs, visit the Website or call 203-878-4800.

 

Why Is A News Van At the Ale House?

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Jul 142013
 

A reporter talks to Scrabble Ride organizers in front of the Orange Ale House.

A reporter talks to Scrabble Ride organizers in front of the Orange Ale House.

I received several messages this morning about a news van parked in front of the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road.

“What happened at the Ale House last night,” James asked. “There’s a News van in front.”

“Why is a news van at the Ale House?” Christine asked

“What’s going on at the Ale House, a news van has been out front since about 5:30 this morning,” Dave wrote.

The answer is simple: Nothing happened at the popular bar and restaurant last night, it’s what’s going to happen that brought the media there.

As Orange Live reported last night, Ale House Owner Jim Hassenmayer is sponsoring the Live To Learn Motorcycle Scrabble Ride, to benefit the Milford Literacy Center.

Within about a half hour (hopefully) hundreds of motorcycles will thunder into the Ale House parking lot and the riders will register, have breakfast and then take off for a 70-mile ride through Fairfield County.

The bikes will leave in waves every 15 minutes after 9:30 a.m. with the final riders departing at 10:30 a.m.

When they return, Hassenmayer will treat everyone to lunch, with music, raffles and prizes, and the very important Scrabble challenge.

The riders receive a scrabble card and choose letters when they register and upon returning, they are challenged to make as many words with the most points to win.

This is one of the most fun and popular events that the Orange Ale House sponsors each year.

Live to Learn Motorcycle Scrabble Ride at Orange Ale House

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Jul 132013
 

Screen shot 2013-07-13 at 8.19.57 PMThe Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, is sponsoring the annual Live to Learn Motorcycle Scrabble Ride, Sunday, July 14, beginning with breakfast at 9 a.m.

Come early for a breakfast buffet provided by Orange Ale House. Visit with new and old friends before you take a scenic 70 mile motorcycle ride through Fairfield County.

Registration Fees: $25.00-Biker, $10.00- Passenger, $10.00- Lunch Only

Registration and breakfast buffet begins at Orange Ale House, 9:00 AM.

We will be leaving every 15 minutes after 9:30 AM.  Last ride will go out at 10:30 AM.

After party at Orange Ale House immediately following the ride is open to ALL.

Breakfast, Lunch, Raffles and Prizes!

Entertainment provided by ROCKBOX

Every rider will receive a Scrabble Card and the first 100 registered will get a FREE T-Shirt.

Choose letters upon registration and upon your return.

Make as many words with the most points. The most LITERATE will WIN!

All money raised goes directly to: Literacy Center of Milford

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: Literacy Center of Milford

Credit Cards will be accepted