The College of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) welcomed Naly Ramirez Aponte as the brand new program supervisor for the Grownup Studying Heart in the beginning of August this yr.
Initially from Bucaramanga, Colombia, Ramirez Aponte moved to New Mexico in 2008 and graduated from the College of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque with a bachelor’s diploma in Spanish & Linguistics.
Over the previous 12 years, Ramirez Aponte has labored as an English as a Second Language and Spanish as a Second Language trainer. She labored in numerous establishments, together with UNM-LA, and was the proprietor of Naly Ramírez – Se Habla Español, an academic institute that provided personal and small group Spanish classes in Los Alamos, N.M.
“Naly brings a wealth of expertise instructing English as a Second Language and embodies the successes that may accrue to those that be taught English within the US context. She’s a job mannequin for her college students. She has unbelievable concepts for constructing the entire Grownup Training program, and we had been very fortunate to get her for this function,” stated UNM-LA’s Dean of Instruction, Paul Allen.
UNM-LA’s Grownup Studying Heart is providing free English as a Second Language (ESL) lessons and New Mexico Excessive Faculty Equivalency (HSE) prep lessons. The lessons have rolling enrollment, which permits college students to hitch the category at any time throughout the session, making it simpler to work round schedules.
English as a Second Language lessons are for college kids 16 years and older and are designed to learn anybody wishing to enhance their English language expertise. As a result of the periods are multi-level, college students usually proceed for a number of periods to additional enhance their English language expertise.
“It’s enjoyable to speak with numerous folks utilizing English. By taking the category, I used to be capable of converse and take heed to English little by little” commented ESL scholar Megumi Yamamoto.
“Due to the ESL lessons I used to be capable of get a job as a trainer assistant. I additionally enrolled in an Early Childhood Training Program,” shared ESL scholar Maria Saavedra.
Different college students shared anonymously; “I really feel comfy taking the ESL lessons, and I’m not afraid of constructing errors.”
“I like that I actually observe all my English expertise.”
“I just like the interplay and teamwork with different college students which have totally different accents. That helps me perceive different folks in English.
“I like that you could enhance quite a bit as a result of the lecturers are actually good.”
The Excessive Faculty Equivalency prep lessons are for college kids 16 and older. College students between the ages of 16–17 will need to have a accomplished Underage Permission Type to be admitted. College students can make the most of pre-testing, small group and particular person instruction, tutor help (topic to volunteer tutor availability), laptop observe, and impartial examine. The Grownup Studying Heart is dedicated to offering college students with the complete vary of expertise they want to reach faculty and their chosen careers.
The New Mexico HSE helps those that have earned their credential to qualify for higher-paying jobs in addition to to enter faculty, diploma, or certificates packages. After incomes the HSE, college students could also be eligible for UNM’s Bridge to Success Scholarship, the New Mexico Alternative Scholarship, and New Mexico Lottery Scholarships. Dwelling-schooled college students are welcome to enroll.
All ESL and HSE lessons are free, with examine supplies offered, by way of state and federal funds.
“These packages are pricey to me as a result of once I moved to america, I used to be an English as a Second Language scholar and I understand how essential it’s to have a middle that provides ESL and HSE lessons to folks from totally different backgrounds,” acknowledged Ramirez Aponte. “For that motive, I’m dedicated to creating this program successful and selling it in our neighborhood and the encircling areas. I’m wanting ahead to serving to college students reach our program and attain their objectives. I can even work in the direction of attracting new college students who will profit from our FREE ESL lessons, HSE lessons, and Citizenship lessons right here in Los Alamos and surrounding areas.”
ESL, HSE, and Citizenship lessons for the Spring 2023 semester start on Jan. 17, and there shall be an orientation the earlier week from Jan. 9-13. ESL class ranges embody starting, intermediate, and superior, a schedule will be discovered on-line. College students are welcome to start out the enrollment course of now, by filling out the in-take kind and taking their evaluation check. For extra details about the lessons, name Naly Ramirez Aponte at 505.662.0338, e mail, [email protected] or go to Los Alamos Grownup Studying Heart.
The Grownup Studying Heart can also be hiring HSE and ESL Instructors and asks anybody who is likely to be to please contact Naly Ramirez Aponte.