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Liga MAC Programs to continue…

The 2021 Eagles or Águilas program (personal awareness program for Grade 10 boys) will proceed in a rental space large enough to safely accommodate 20 students. It is hoped that the same space can be used this summer for Liga MAC’s Spanish tutoring program.

Meanwhile, Liga MAC’s well regarded ESL (English as a Second Language) program conducted online via Zoom this year, has just concluded. Volunteer ESL leaders report that as well as providing an opportunity for students to learn English from native speakers, the classes provide a gateway for emotional expression which is often as important as learning the language skills (especially this past year)

Volunteer Nancy Wayne shares her experience in the ESL program…

This is my 14th year and each year brings new “gifts” from being part of this program, all with the underpinnings of giving back and making a connection to the kids. This year, with the students feeling isolated and worried about lagging behind academically, our program offered them a lifeline for interactions with others in a small setting and for learning opportunities. Improving their English and the concomitant confidence the students feel with working hard and having some success in a fun, safe setting serves them well as they think about their future plans. Our pre- and post evaluations have confirmed this belief that their level of confidence increases by participating in this program.

Improving their English and the concomitant confidence the students feel with working hard and having some success in a fun, safe setting serves them well as they think about their future plans. Our pre- and post evaluations have confirmed this belief that their level of confidence increases by participating in this program.

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