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Published 11/16/2005

Free ESOL Courses for Offered At Owens' Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses

Area residents wanting to expand their English skills are encouraged to sign up for the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course at Owens Community College's Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Courses will be offered throughout the Spring Semester, which begins on Monday, January 9.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the College's Workforce and Community Services on Tracy Road in Northwood, while courses will be offered at Owens' Findlay-area Campus on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30-3 p.m. in Room 150. The Findlay-area Campus is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

"Owens Community College is proud to provide Northwest Ohio residents with educational opportunities to develop their English skills," said Phil Paskvan, Owens part-time Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) instructional coordinator. "The course will enable participants to further their educational and career aspirations, or simply improve their day-to-day conversational skills."

Any person seeking to improve their command of English is welcome to attend an ESOL course. Owens' classes are comprehensive and will cover listening, speaking, reading and writing. Participants will develop skills and vocabulary in such practical areas as shopping, school, work and social settings. Additionally, there will be opportunities to ask questions about American culture in a friendly and personal adult classroom atmosphere.

Enrollment in the course is free and available to individuals over the age of 18. For more information or to register for the class, call (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students, making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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