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Good thing an English language school in Park City pretty make sure that their purpose of establishing a language school functions why it’s been made on the first place.
Written by Gina Barker, one of the writers of the Park Record wrote how a particular English language teacher by the name of Julie Wilder made an incredible difference of highlighting language learning for students above any other priorities. I even like how the article was entitled by Barker: Language school offers key to understanding. Ms. Wilder is teaching English to native Spanish students.
“The way I feel I can help is through teaching English,” Wilder said. “One of the biggest barriers in becoming successful, getting that great job, basically doing anything in this country and even in this town is learning English. I felt like this would be my way of contributing to making this town a better place to live.”
Ms. Wilder was able to finish her degree at the University of Utah where she “received a TESOL certificate and linguistics degree, certifying her to teach English to non-native speakers.” Right there and then, she pioneered a school in the Hispanic community which her only goal in mind was to offer courses that can be a help to the society. She really want to “navigate the basics of an English-speaking world” to the Spanish communities.
Isn’t this a clearly inspiring mandate to make? Right now her school is widely expanding to the extent of offering, this time, Spanish lessons to English speakers. In fact, she is looking forward to include other languages like French and Chinese as well.
This is one motivating experience indeed. Hopeful that all schools would also have a mandate like this of Ms. Wilder.