Sunday, December 9, 2018

'Tis the Season to be Jolly!


What a convivial Holiday Luncheon we had on Saturday, December 8th!  Ela and her hospitality committee: Mary, Renaye, and Rachel, know how to throw a party, that's for sure. The Fellowship Hall was beautifully festive for the occasion and the room was filled with tables which barely accommodated all the tutors, adult ESL students, children, and guests who arrived.

The buffet held ethnic dishes, such as enchiladas, Italian sausage and pasta, spanakopita, won tons, many types of salads. The dessert table had a wide variety of delectables to choose from. 

One of the students won a $50 Macy's card in a drawing that all of the attending ESL students were entered into. 




Children received books as gifts from...SANTA CLAUS.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

TUTORS SHARING IDEAS at 40TH YEAR GET-TOGETHER



August 4, a great day for a Summer Get Together! We were honored to have speaking to us two former Board members, Chancey Henneman and Alice Foster, who were instrumental in getting our ESL tutoring organization established. They gave us glimpses of the road traveled since the inception of Diablo Valley Literacy Council 40 years ago.

In addition to munching on delectable brunch foods, attendees could digest fresh ideas presented by tutors in five brief talks about ways to go beyond our textbooks:
Ela – working with the basic, basic English learner
Rachel – meeting the need for verbal communication
Renaye – gaining a permanent resident card
Mary – obtaining a green card
Wendy – achieving citizenship


Discussions at each table followed.  Special thanks to the five ladies mentioned above for organizing and actualizing such a memorable occasion.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

ATTRACTING ADULTS WHO WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR ENGLISH


Eye-catching flags representing many nations of the world drew prospective students to our table at the Convoy of Hope event in Concord on April 28.  Adults from seven different countries signed up to request a tutor to help them improve their English. People interested in being tutors also signed up.
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