CCSF addresses ESL Learning Needs

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CCSF addresses ESL Learning Needs of Immigrant Families

Excerpt from City College San Francisco press release:

Critical to promoting families’ economic success is ensuring that they have the education and skills needed to obtain jobs that can provide living wages for themselves and their children.

As San Francisco is a city of immigrants, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) education is critical for many families to advance economically – especially Asian and Latino families.

City College of San Francisco is the largest ESL education provider in the City, serving 25,000 students annually.  According to CCSF statistics, only 9% of all students in ESL Levels 1-4 (beginning) make it to Level 5 (intermediate) – which is the level that career and technical education programs begin.

In response to these statistics, the City-wide English as a Second Language (ESL) Workgroup and CCSF co-sponsored a series of listening sessions-the first of their kind-in May 2011 focusing on the English learning needs of immigrant parents with children under 18 years.

Based on the input from these community listening sessions, the ESL Workgroup developed a list of 15 innovative proposals to make ESL instruction at CCSF more accessible to immigrant parents.

CCSF agreed to work on these proposals, has already implemented several of them, and will report back to the community on both progress to date and future plans.

Comments

  1. kawahchan says:

    (R) 2012 RICK PERRY Presidential Economic Governance: This kind of ChildCare schooling program, we have the Student Teaching under the College of Education of Texas A&M University-Commerce for more than 3 decades now. Hopefully, if the 2012 Republican Presidential Hopeful Gov. RICK PERRY is elected, the academic system will be expanded to PERRY’s “Experimential Public Schools”, an one straight dragon heads from K -to- Pre-College Freshman (an advanced Grade 12) occupied by your nearby public universities’ College of Education, to replace the union-teachers and the closeout public school NATIONWIDE by the qualified Graduate Schools’ Student Teachers. The PERRY’s “Experimential Public Schools” system will give more choices to the students and student-parents than the ex-President Ronald Reagan founded “Charter Schools”, Gov. PERRY’s Equal Civil Rights, Equal Public Education to legal immigrants and illegal alien students are PERRY’s governorship record.

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