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April 30, 2004

UW-RF Course Prepares ESL Tutors

Individuals who have English as a second language face many communication barriers from language, culture and differing expectations that may hamper success in school, on the job and in the community. Learn and practice strategies for bridging these communication gaps through a summer course at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

The course, "ESL in the Workplace," provides an insightful introduction to multicultural communication. Participants will gain practical tools and resources to use while working with non-English speaking adults and have the option of gaining ESL-tutor field experience for a local business.

Judy Mortrude, an ELL instructor and workforce education coordinator with the St. Paul Public schools, will teach the course. Classes are Monday through Friday, June 21 July 2, from 8 a.m. to noon. Students can take the course for two undergraduate or graduate credits and pay the corresponding tuition. Or for those not interested in receiving college credit, course cost is $129.

For more information or to register, contact Outreach and Graduate Studies at 715 /425-3256 or 800-228-5607, or visit the Web site at and view outreach courses for the College of Arts and Sciences.


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