Saturday, August 15, 2015

Azusa Library - Centro Latino for Literacy

No solo ofrecen libros, también enseñan a leer
Biblioteca de Azusa ofrece programa de alfabetización en español
Not only offer books also they teach reading
Azusa library offers literacy program in Spanish
LaRaza: 8.02.2015 by Marvelia Alpizar

Many immigrants who come to this country have the desire to learn English faster to adapt to society.  However, those who never learned to read and write in their first language find it difficult to learn a second language.

It is one of the reasons why the city library is offering Azusa literacy programs to people who speak Spanish and want to learn to read and write in that language or strengthen those skills.

Cathay Reta, program coordinator Adult Literacy Library Azusa, said that about 11.6 percent of Spanish-speaking immigrants in Los Angeles County can not read or write in Spanish or do not master this skill properly.

"When people attend ESL (English as a Second Language) and can not read or write in Spanish, not find ways to keep pace with the rest of the class, and drop the course," Reta said, who has It was also a teacher of adult literacy for approximately thirty years and has observed this phenomenon in community centers where he worked. READ MORE !

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