Datebook for Jan. 6

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9 a.m. Placement tests for Integrated Community’s English as a Second Language class take place in the basement of the St. Michael Catholic Church office, 678 School St. ESL classes begin Jan. 11. Call Eveline Bacon at 824-6424 or e-mail learn@ciiccolorado.org.

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wed­­nes­­days for adults ages 50 and older. Options include art, writing, and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. This event takes place at American Legion Post 62, 1055 County Road 7. Call 871-7676.

Noon. A meeting for women only of the Craig Group One Alcoholics Anonymous takes place at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Bud at 824-1793.

3:30 to 6 p.m. The Northwest Colorado Vis­iting Nurse Association hosts a seasonal and H1N1 flu clinic at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St. H1N1 shots are free, and seasonal flu shots are $22 for adults and $14 or less for children. Call 871-7684 or visit www.nwcovna.info.

3:30 to 7 p.m. Aging Well over 50 swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

4 to 5 p.m. The Moffat County Libraries Craig branch, 570 Green St., hosts a youth club for children and teenagers 8 and older to make crafts.

4:45 to 6:45 p.m. Residents may purchase discount food orders from SHARE Craig at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. Call Karen at 824-7939.

6 p.m. Placement tests for Integrated Community’s English as a Second Language class take place in the basement of the St. Michael Catholic Church office, 678 School St. ESL classes begin Jan. 11. Call Eveline Bacon at 824-6424 or e-mail learn@ciiccolorado.org.

6 to 7 p.m. Open lap swimming takes place at the Moffat County High School swimming pool, 900 Finley Lane. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Punch and season passes are available. Call 826-6557.

7 p.m. The Moffat County High School Class of 1980 hosts an organizational meeting at the Holiday Inn of Craig for its 30-year reunion. Classmates are encouraged to attend. Call Terri at 824-2277 or Cyndee at 824-7207.

7 to 8:15 p.m. Open swimming takes place at the Moffat County High School swimming pool, 900 Finley Lane. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Punch and season passes are available. Call 826-6557.

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GreyStone 4 years, 11 months ago

“Craig — 9 a.m. Placement tests for Integrated Community’s English as a Second Language class take place in the basement of the St. Michael Catholic Church office, 678 School St. ESL classes begin Jan. 11. Call Eveline Bacon at 824-6424 or e-mail learn@ciiccolorado.org..”

"English as a Second Language" … Taught In America ???

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westslopeguy 4 years, 11 months ago

And for those who've emigrated and choose to undertake the endeavor, forgoing family time; TV time; or whatever other activities their time could be used for - (perhaps a second job since $8.26/hr DOESN'T pay the bills) - to assimilate to the American way of life, it is both, a kudo to them, and a fantastic opportunity that a group of VOLUNTEERS undertake to help them achieve that goal. As an aside: what have you volunteered your time or funds for in the past month or so?

Again, you know I only gots 2cents Paul

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GreyStone 4 years, 11 months ago

Why not name the class, “English as your FIRST language” ?
Set goals of the class a little higher. Other members of the community might participate and strive to improve their English.

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T066J 4 years, 11 months ago

Careful now GreyStone - - some whiney little crybaby is going to get offended by that remark "English as your FIRST language"! You know how the do-gooders in this country think nowdays. (LOL)

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westslopeguy 4 years, 11 months ago

Why not name it "English as your FIRST language"? is really a simple question to answer if one would put aside one's bigotry.

Primarily, if you read - (We all can read the English language, can't we?) - the the article, you find the correct nomenclature of the class is "English as a Second Language." Emphasis on the article of speech "A". Not "English as Your Second Language."

Secondly, if you are educated in 2nd grade math skills with an American education, (if so, I am sorry for your shortcomings-they are though, no fault of your own), and you understand the basic premise of ordinance, you would know that "first" comes before "second." This being understood - (I realize, a vague assumption on these pages, but I digress) - an individual's "first" language would be the one he was born into or, (in the case of this discussion), learned BEFORE he endeavored to learn another language. The other language he learned AFTER he learned the language he was born into would be, (in ordinary math), a "second" language.

I realize following this thread requires a sound mind and an educated mind in all of the following: Basic English language skills; 2nd grade math skills; and COMMON FREAKIN' SENSE. Neither of which are likely to be found in these pages.

Just my 2cents, Paul (By the way, I'm NOT a Democrat, so let's not post those offensive political diatribes.)

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GreyStone 4 years, 11 months ago

westslopeguy

I don’t think the question is in First or Second place but Primary and Secondary. My mistake. Rather than suggesting the class be named, “English as your FIRST language” It might make more sense to suggest naming the class “ English as your Primary language”

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westslopeguy 4 years, 11 months ago

That's actually a suggestion I could agree with!

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als362 4 years, 11 months ago

To westslopeguy: I do not consider it bigotry, to expect someone, that wants to live in this country, and take advantage of all the benefits that living here affords, to learn and use English as thier first and main form of communication.
If you do then you are a bigot, AGAINST ME a native American!

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GreyStone 4 years, 11 months ago

At one time all of our relatives were immigrants to this country seeking acceptance and more than likely trying to learn the language of our new country.

I commend those taking these classes to learn English.

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westslopeguy 4 years, 11 months ago

als: That's WHY the students are taking this class and that's why the volunteers are teaching them. So they CAN learn English and assimilate. And no, that is NOT bigotry.

What I referred to in regard to putting aside one's bigotry is the negative posts by most here that are critical of the endeavors of these individuals to assimilate. The gripes are that these people should speak English. They're taking classes to learn English and are being criticized for doing so.

All I was saying and still say: One cannot replace his "first" language. The language learned BEFORE another language is learned will ALWAYS be a first language. Perhaps not his PRIMARY language, (as Greystone suggested), but you cannot change ordinal math with biases, bigotry or wants.

To quote you on many occassions on these pages: Pay attention to what you read and read the entire comment.

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