October 18, 2017 | Posted by:

Language classes kick off

The new Ancora language learning lab is up and running, and students are enjoying it. The classes, offered two days a week, give refugee students the opportunity to learn German language concepts in computer-based lessons, then practice what they’ve learned in a conversation caf√© setting.

The skills they are picking up¬†range from learning the alphabet to working toward several levels of language certification. For those who are uncomfortable with computers, it’s also a chance to work on basic computer skills.

Two men and five women have joined the first class, which started in mid-October. More than 10 volunteers help run the program, offering childcare, helping with German conversation, setting up the computers and providing snacks.