Learning English in a Pandemic

Lets Learn English


The COVID-19 crisis is hurting all our communities, but not equally.  Latinos have faced large losses in employment because many of these workers are in the service industry.  About half of Hispanics who have worked outside their home during the pandemic in a job that involves frequent contact with others say they have experienced a job or wage loss since the start of the pandemic.  To better prepare individuals who wish to return to the workforce, we brought the Conversation English classes back in August as part of our “come back” signature program.

Employers expressed that many of the Latino candidates were losing out job opportunities due to their limited English conversation skills. We offered the first class virtually on August 12th, so attendees can learn basic everyday English conversation, a requirement of most positions and in addition, be able to understand the resources and services available to them.  This would be the first step in preparing clients for Union County College’s ESL program.   

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James Kellogg Multicultural Family Success Center (Elizabeth)

1122 East Grand Street.  

Elizabeth, NJ 07202 

P: (908) 351-7727 x228 

Contact: Mercedes Quintana, mquintana@proceedinc.com

Hours of Operation: 

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm 

Servicing- Elizabeth & Union