Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Susan Wornick: "The Framingham Adult ESL Program touch and help the lives of so many. ... I've seen it first-hand; I've been to the program - seen the classes and met the people..."
The MetroWest ESL Fund, financial supporter of Framingham Adult English as a Second Language Plus Program will hold its 12th Annual Gala cocktail reception and buffet dinner tomorrow, May 17 at the Sheraton Framingham from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program will include an auction featuring Red Sox tickets, a Bose Sound System, sports memorabilia and a weekend at Verve, Crowne Plaza in Natick. Did you know that twice a year, hundreds of Framingham residents, who would like to learn English, flock to the cafeteria of the Fuller Middle School to see if they will be fortunate enough to earn a seat in the Framingham Adult ESL Plus classrooms? Each year the waiting list grows longer and longer with room for only 650 students. For every student …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Framingham School Committee is scheduled to announce finalists for the superintendent of schools position tonight; public interviews are scheduled to begin next week.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Framingham School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 in the King Building. On the agenda is discussion on full-day kindergarten and an announcement on finalists for the Superintendent of Schools position. The 15-member screening committee voted on finalists last Thursday. Public interviews are scheduled to begin next week. Framingham Patch will be at the meeting live blogging. 2. Lottery for English classes at Framingham Adult ESL+ is tonight at Fuller Middle School at 6. 3. Framingham Selectmen are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building. On the agenda presentation by …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Nine Framingham organizations awarded grants by the Foundation for MetroWest.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Foundation for MetroWest announced Advocates, Inc., Amazing Things Art Center, Bethany Hill School, Framingham Adult ESL, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, JRI Health, MetroWest Legal Services, Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, and South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. of Framingham are receiving grants totaling $68,000 as part of their 2011 grant cycle. The award was madelast week at an event held at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, where a total of $162,000 was distributed to organizations throughout the region. Advocates, Inc. was awarded a $10,000 grant to fund staffing at the Community Counseling Outpatient Clinic. Amazing Things Art Center was awarded a $5,000 grant to support the upgrade of the …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
A maioria dos 400 adultos que disputaram 190 vagas era brasileira.
A professora voluntária Leigh Dolby tem uma mensagem para todos os americanos que acreditam que imigrantes não querem aprender inglês: “passe uma noite nesse prédio, e você terá uma perspectiva diferente.” Com “esse prédio,” a americana se referiu à escola Fuller Middle School, que ontem fez uma loteria para o curso de inglês para adultos. Cerca de 400 pessoas concorreram a 190 vagas sorteadas para os cursos de inglês gratuitos. A maioria dos 400 adultos que disputaram 190 vagas era brasileira Juanita de Athaide, uma brasileira que vive nos EUA há 6,5 anos, foi a primeira a ser sorteada. Ela trabalha para a empresa de cursos de computadores MG High Tech. “A linguagem da computação passa pelo inglês,” disse Athaide, que se mudou de Plymouth…
About 1 in 2 attendees won the lottery Tuesday night at Fuller Middle School. About 400 people were vying for 190 spots in the Framingham Adult ESL program lottery.
Volunteer prep-class teacher Leigh Dolby has a message to some Americans who believe immigrants don’t want to learn English: “Spend a night in this building; and you’ll have a very different perspective.” Dolby was referring to Framingham’s Fuller Middle School, which Tuesday night drew its lottery for placement in the Framingham Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program. About 400 people showed up for the lottery. There were only 190 spots available for the free English courses. Juanita de Athaide, a Brazilian woman who has lived in the United States for 6.5 yerars, was the first person selectedin the lottery. She works at MG HighTech, a computer courses company on Concord Street. "At the computer world, the English language …