On Monday evenings, nearly 20 people gather for a lively English conversation class led by an equally lively volunteer…
An 84-year old Arlington resident, Maria Abbott has been teaching ESL conversation classes at Central Library for a number of years.
As a native of Brazil, Maria understands the challenge of learning English as a second language. The students, who come from all around the world, spend 90 minutes each week exploring the basics of English conversation and culture. They discuss a variety of themes, including American holidays, being a good citizen, and current events.
Maria’s students also take turns sharing about their own cultures and countries, such as Azerbaijan and Turkey, in order to demonstrate and understand the multi-culturalism within the United States.
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