Basic Education Program at Kodiak
College is gearing up to
begin its fourth year of offering its English as a second language class. Mary
Donaldson has more.
Funded by a
grant from the State Department of Labor, the adult English as a second
language class offers four different levels of English education, based on the
different needs of the community, says Adelia Myrick, the adult basic education
coordinator at Kodiak
(Myrick 1 :26s “…at the same time.”)
the ESL classes are being offered in conjunction with Main Elementary’s KACLAC
program, or Kodiak Alaska Community Learning Activities Center, which is an
after school program offered to academically at-risk youth. Myrick says by
teaming up with KACLAC, they are able to offer free childcare for adults while
they attend the class.
(Myrick 2 :21s “…for a lot of the students.”)
Sandy Unruh works with the KACLAC program
and says it offers several activities for kids at their centers as well as
working in conjunction with the college for the ESL classes.
(Unruh 1 :32s “…during the ESL classes.”)
the class is free of charge since it is funded through a grant, and the only
expense to the student will be a textbook that they can purchase when they attend.
There will also be Spanish speaking teachers available for the students.
(Myrick 3 :20s “…and any language.”)
Myrick says there is no
registration necessary for the class. The adult ESL class begins September 22
at 7:30 p.m. and goes until 8:45 in the evening. They will be held at Main elementary, on Monday and Wednesday nights. The ESL
classes are offered during both the fall and spring semesters.