Pro­gram awarded

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Tatura Com­mu­nity House has been recog­nised for its Learn Lo­cal ac­tiv­i­ties, com­ing out on top as one of eight providers in the re­gion awarded $1000.

The Adult, Com­mu­nity and Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion Board’s (ACFEB) 2018 Vic­to­rian Learn Lo­cal Awards cel­e­brate the out­stand­ing achieve­ments of those within the Learn Lo­cal ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing net­work, this year invit­ing TCH to the awards night at the end of the month.

John Kries­feld runs the Con­ver­sa­tional English pro­gram ev­ery Wed­nes­day at TCH.

‘‘It’s for peo­ple who have a ba­sic un­der­stand­ing of English, but the con­ver­sa­tional side of things is very dif­fer­ent and with dif­fer­ent tenses, so the pro­gram helps putting to­gether a sen­tence that is mean­ing­ful and cor­rect in the English lan­guage,’’ Mr Kries­feld said.

He said it could be quite a chal­lenge us­ing the English lan­guage.

‘‘What we find is if peo­ple are not con­fi­dent in what they have to say, they don’t say any­thing,’’ Mr Kries­feld said.

‘‘The only way to learn a lan­guage is to talk the lan­guage.’’

Mr Kries­feld said the pro­gram helped pro­mote con­ver­sa­tion in English be­tween mi­grants and con­ver­sa­tions in English to the broader com­mu­nity.

‘‘There is a lot of mi­grants in the town who could do with con­ver­sa­tional English, but they’re un­aware of it, or they haven’t got the con­fi­dence to come along and to par­tic­i­pate, so this fund­ing will help pro­mote our ser­vice,’’ he said.

Rapt: Tatura Com­mu­nity House has been awarded $1000 for its Con­ver­sa­tional English pro­gram. Pic­tured, Tien Pham, John Kries­feld, Thi Le and Doug Do.

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