It started in 2012 with teaching English as a second language to ESL students from Bridgeton and the surrounding area.
“We are excited to report that this fall’s English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes are off to a great start at the Community Center in downtown Bridgeton,’’ said Pastor Claude Taylor, of New Hope Presbyterian Church, one of the driving forces behind ReviveSJ.
“As many as 15 Hispanic adults come out each Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to improve their English speaking and writing skills.’’
Taylor said many are working toward their American citizenship.
However, more volunteers are needed.
Each evening, a gifted teacher reviews the basics of conversational English and simple reading in a fun, relaxed environment.
About halfway through the evening, the class splits into smaller groups so that students can practice reading and pronunciation with the help of volunteers from local churches.
Classes will be starting back up in March of 2014.