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UVI OFFERS 'ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE' COURSE

Aug. 2, 2002 – The University of the Virgin Islands Humanities Division will offer an "English as a Second Language" course during the fall semester on the St. Thomas campus. The course is for enrichment and is open to community members whose first language is not English.
"We are really attempting to reach the population in the community who do not speak English as their first language," said Humanities Division chairwoman Dr. Lorna Young-Wright.
The course offers Spanish- and French-speaking individuals who are already in the work force an opportunity to improve English speaking and writing skills so that they become more effective in the workplace, she explained. The course also assists those who are attempting to make the transition into the working environment for the first time.
"The course ran last semester with great success," Young-Wright said.
Curriculum is being developed to add two follow-up courses, so that students who complete all three courses can easily transition into degree programs at UVI.
Students can register for the course from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. August 15 at UVI’s Sports and Fitness Center. For more information on the "English as a Second Language" course call 693-1340.
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