Adult students learning more than English at ESL classes

ESL Students

Students in the English as a Second Language (ESL) class say learning English will make life easier. They’re well aware of the value in learning to read, write, and speak English. The class is offered by Educational Service Center, Region 20. “It is highly critical to communicate with an employer, the school district and to support children who are in school,” said Ms. Barbara Bermea ESC’s Adult Education & Literacy Program Manager. Student Estella Martinez says it’s important for her to acclimate. “I’m excited to continue with this lass because I know that it’s important to become successful and to model education for my children,” Martinez said. In addition to learning English, students will also learn about technology, financial literacy, computer essentials, and U.S. citizenship; specifically the questions they’ll be asked during the citizenship test. “It’s a life-changer, especially when students see the opportunities,” Bermea said.  A total of 48 students are in this Fall class. ESC 20 will inform the school district on its next ESL registration.