Kanawha literacy group training ESL tutors for free

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To help with the increased demand of English as a Second Language students, the Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County is offering training for tutors. The free training is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Angel Place, behind Piedmont Elementary, in Charleston. "We've been around for more than 30 years," said Susan Leffler, vice president of the board. "We teach reading, writing and skills to teach literacy. We seem to be having an influx of immigrants reaching out to us interested in ESL." Leffler said the program has about 24 students, with roughly half of them ESL students, and they anticipate more will come. Tutors in the program work one-on-one with their students. There are, however, occasional exceptions for couples...

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