Staff Sees Enrollment Increase for ESL Classes

Staff Sees Enrollment Increase for ESL Classes

It was a busy night at Webster Learning Center for adults signing up to learn how to speak English.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) It was a busy night at Webster Learning Center for adults signing up to learn how to speak English.

Tuesday was the opening night of registration and orientation for the English as a Second Language classes.

Funding for the classes comes from state and federal grants.

Teachers are certified adult education teachers, filtered through the St. Joseph School District.

The program is for adults, ages 17 years and older, and staff says they're impressed with this year's turnout.

"Usually we have about 150 a year, and we've already had 130 come through our doors, so we are already well within what we expected for the entire year and this is just the first week of classes," said data specialist Amy Whittaker.

Classes run until May, and the next registration will be held at the beginning of October.
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