Upcoming Computer Workshop for LCNV Learners

June 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM | Posted in Basic Literacy, Community, Tutoring, Volunteers | 1 Comment
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Last winter a group of IBM employees from the DC metro area gave up a Saturday afternoon to come to our computer lab at the James Lee Center and work one-on-one with our tutoring and classroom students, helping them learn how to use the computer or improve their computer skills. These wonderful volunteers will be returning on Saturday, June 25 from 1:00-3:00 for a repeat performance.  In addition to providing the types of assistance they offered last time (e.g., instruction in using a mouse, setting up an e-mail account, and surfing the web) they have expanded their repertoire of offerings to include how to use Skype.  This should be of high interest to a lot of our foreign–born students who would like to learn another way of communicating with their friends and relatives back home.

If you know any LCNV learners who might be interested, do encourage them to attend this free workshop.  They’re welcome to bring interested friends and family members along.  There are bound to be some Spanish speakers there, along with speakers of some other languages, who are fluent in English and can help translate.  However, it would be helpful for students who speak very little English to bring their own translators with them.

This is a great opportunity, both for LCNV learners who were unable to make it to the previous workshop and for those who attended but would like to learn more.  I’m really looking forward to the occasion.  Last time it was great to see such a large turnout of our student population and to meet learners who were so intent on acquiring computer literacy skills and so grateful for the opportunity to do so.  I’m sure it will be the same this time around.

 -Elise Bruml, Director of Tutoring Programs


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