Susan Whinery: Integrated Community should be applauded
January 8, 2010
Craig — To the editor:
As an Integrated Community volunteer, I'd like to make a quick clarification regarding Mr. Reina's letter to the editor in Wednesday's Craig Daily Press.
A course entitled English as a Second Language refers to the order in which an individual learns the language rather than to a value judgment of which language is superior or preferred.
Immigrants to this country, quite naturally, have learned another language before English.
Their enrollment in the ESL class indicates a desire to learn and communicate in English, and Integrated Community should be applauded for providing this valuable learning opportunity.