RLC promotes literacy, tutors adults to speak

November 11, 2010 • Local News

The Roswell Literacy Council, a United Way agency, has been in Roswell for more than 36 years.

The program, led by Andrae England, RLC direc[auth] tor, features Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language programs. Located at 609 W. 10th St., the organization provides literacy services to adults from domestic and foreign areas. Many students seek to improve their math, reading, writing and communications skills.

The program does not seek to teach individuals how to speak English the “right way.” Instead, it aims to teach its students how to communicate comfortably and effectively.

“(We teach) the importance of being able to speak your mind, not just being able to speak, but speak your mind,” England said. “That’s power, total power.”

The council also helps individuals pursue a driver’s license and vocational degrees, among many other things.

On-site facilities include classrooms, a computer lab and a library. “They may come and say ‘can you help me learn, can you help me to read, or to speak English?’ These things are the primary things,” England said.

RLC is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday’s from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on RLC, or to become a volunteer tutor, call 625-1369.

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