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Lenses on Learning: English as a Second Language
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Service-Learning student Sarah Carmichael helps English as a Second Language students learn new words by playing a game with them. Pictured with her are (from left) Shukur Abulkhakinor, Zed Zachary Duites and Maray Jorge.
Service-Learning student Sarah Carmichael helps English as a Second Language students learn new words by playing a game with them. Pictured with her are (from left) Shukur Abulkhakinor, Zed Zachary Duites and Maray Jorge.
Many tools learned to teach English

March 14th, 2019

 The article below was first published by The Standard Banner.

Jefferson County High School’s English as a Second Language class consists of many students from different ethnic backgrounds.  Many of the students in the class come from countries around the world.  Jonathan Hendriquez, a freshman student, comes from El Salvador and Maray Jorge a freshman student as well comes from Cuba.  The teacher Alisa Lemons works with her students to teach them speech, writing, and reading in English.  In order to do this Lemons has her students listen to videos online, view pictures to create a visual, and play exciting games together. Sarah Carmichael, a Service-Learning student, spends time with the students first period and has become great friends with them over the time she has been there. She explains her time with the class by saying, “I’m in the class first period for free time.  I started with Service-Learning last semester during 3rd period and fell in love.  I love learning about different cultures and meeting people that have stories different from my own. It makes you feel so ordinary and plain but it’s also very humbling.  They're just like any other teenagers except it’s harder for them.  Sometimes they get discouraged knowing that they start at a disadvantage, but small victories really count.  Different cultures make this school grow in different learning paths.” JCHS’s diversity ranges to eleven countries which we continue to learn from and grow.  

Laura Osborne, JCHS Service-Learning Student

Photo by: Laura Osborne, JCHS Service-Learning Student