Why Don’t They Try to Understand My English?

Dates: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Minnesota Literacy Council
700 Raymond Avenue
Suite 180
Saint Paul,, MN 55114

Why Don’t They Try to Understand My English?

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Literacy Council main office, 700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 180, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Cost: There is no fee for this training, but your tax-deductible donation will support our tutor training program and literacy learners across Minnesota!

Description: Teachers of adult ESL learners often hear stories of learners trying out their new English skills in the community, and being ignored or rebuffed because of their accent. In this workshop, learn about the politics of accent in the United States. Participants will leave with ideas for how to help learners build their communication skills and confidence, as well as recommendations for how to interrupt accent bias and advocate for English language learners in their communities.

Questions? Contact Kelly at krynda@mnliteracy.org or 651-251-9074.

Minnesota Literacy Council is committed to providing access for people of all abilities to our trainings and events. To request accommodations, please contact Kelly at krynda@mnliteracy.org or 651-251-9074 at least two weeks in advance.