Toppenish communtiy center offering free English classes

Toppenish communtiy center offering free English classes

TOPPENISH, Wash. - If you know someone who wants to learn English or you yourself want to brush up on it, community center in Toppenish is offering free English classes.

Starting January 2, Safe Haven Community Center will offer ESL classes Monday through Thursday.

There will be two free classes, one for beginners and one intermediate and anyone can come.

ESL teacher Tracy Almanza said the class focuses on speaking and listening, although a little reading and writing is involved.

She is encouraging community members to challenge themselves and give it a try.

"We live in a community that has a big need for learning English so that these people can carry on with their everyday lives, get better jobs, go back to school, help kids with homework, you name it there is a reason," Almanza said.

Almanza said if you are interested in taking the class to stop by Safe Haven to sign up. You will have to take a short quiz so instructors can place you in the beginner or intermediate class.

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