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English learners end term with party at Bud Miller

Dances from Persia, Ukraine, Venezuela, and India along with a diverse menu bubbled over as first-time English learners wrapped up their winter term with the Lloydminster Learning Council.

The PSM Lawyers Park Centre at Bud Miller saw the beginners, intermediate, and advanced learners meet up one more time for a culturally-themed completion party.

Dances from Persia, Ukraine, Venezuela, and India come together to celebrate the end of term. [Photo: Lloydminster Learning Council, supplied]
Program coordinator Kimberly Englot says they had a very busy term which involved visiting several places as they took their first steps in English. The 10-week program started in January and along the way, they had input from Cenovus who led mock interviews. Several participants will be coming back for more.

“Many of them come back and continue their learning at the next level.” She adds that for the Lloydminster newcomers, they are also looking for more people to pitch in.

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“We are always looking for volunteers to help in our classes and tutors, especially for the beginners’ class, who often come with very limited English skills. Anyone who wants to sponsor some kind of activity is also welcome, or anyone with something specific to highlight about Lloydminster could be a speaker as well,” says Englot.

The food for the evening celebration was all donated by community members and course participants. Organizers would like to thank the community for all its support and Courtney Stang for sharing her musical talent at the end-of-term celebration.

Next on the calendar for the Learning Council is the Eat Smart nutrition program at St. Thomas School. Another program dealing with mental health first aid will be rolling out in May.

“If anyone is looking to upgrade their mental health first aid – it’s a good thing to have, even on your resume. You can assist with anyone or if you come across someone who appears to be in psychological distress,” says Englot.

More information can be obtained by contacting the Lloydminster Learning Council at 780-875-5763.

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