New Dallas Public Library English classes will focus on housing, shopping, banking
The Dallas Public Library is launching a new session of applied English classes dealing with real world activities such as completing a home rental application and opening a checking account. The classes will be held at Lochwood, Forest Green, Pleasant Grove and White Rock Hills Branch Libraries, starting April 16.
“Our goal is to help people feel more confident about their English skills as they go about their daily lives,” said Literacy Coordinator Martine Stubanas. From April 16 through May 10, classes will focus on how to read and complete a home rental application and how to determine housing needs and wants. “We’ll even role-play a rental walkthrough and show how to identify and budget for moving expenses.” Future classes this summer will focus on shopping and banking.
Stubanas encouraged anyone who is interested to join any of the classes whenever it fits their schedule. Summer classes will also focus on practical needs such as buying groceries, making returns and opening a checking account.
Right now, 24 out of 28 branch libraries offer at least one English learning class. “If you live in Dallas, you’re never far away from a free, in-person English class at a Dallas Public Library,” Stubanas said.
To learn more, visit: http://dallaslibrary2.org/adultlearning. A library card is not required for the classes; students just complete a brief registration form.
Photo: English class students at the Pleasant Grove Branch Library