Providing Adults with the English Language Skills they Need to thrive in our community
Winter Newsletter
January 2022
LVGW Teachers
Our Teachers for Winter Term 2022
"My Teachers are the best!” -ESOL student
Right row from top:
Darrelyn Paskavitz, Intermediate Conversation
Faith Landrine, Beginner Everyday English
Janet Szymanski, Beginner Reading & Writing
Hossam Elsayyad, Survival English, Beginning Reading & Writing. Beginner Conversation
Left row from top:
Susan Palis, Intermediate Listening & Speaking, Intermediate Grammar
Maureen Kenefick, Beginner Conversation
Picture not available:
Alex Wade, Intermediate Conversation, English for Work

ESOL Courses - Literacy Academy
Winter Term 2022

“It is more easy for me to take the classes online. I care for my daughter all the time and it is the first time in three years in this country I can take an English class. Your program is excellent.” -ESOL student

Wnter Term courses started on January 31st! Classes are held in-person and over Zoom and include Survival, Beginner, and Intermediate levels. Students who register will receive a confirmation email. All looking to improve their English language skills are welcome to join us virtually! If you have any questions about spots available in our classes or to be added to the waitlist for the summer term, feel free to email or call our office at 508-754-8056.
Upcoming Activities-February & March
Save the dates
Community Conversation Circle
on Zoom
Led by a Clark University Volunteer, February 16 at 6:30pm

Community Conversation Circle
On Zoom
Led by a Clark University Volunteer, March 23 at 6:30 pm

Open Lab for LVGW Students
Postponed until April

LVGW Hybrid Book Club
Starting in March/April
Read a Book and listen to the audiobook based on the story. Meetings in-person and online!
More information coming soon!
Upcoming Activities & Events- April
Save the dates
Good Deeds Day
Sunday, April 3
Family Game Day with LVGW
Worcester Public Library

Teacher Meet & Greet
Wednesday, April 27
LVGW Madison Place location
Volunteer Recognition Event Wednesday, April 20
Worcester Public Library

Open Lab for LVGW Students
Tuesdays! April 5, 12, 19, 26 at the Worcester Public Library
New College Student Volunteers
Some alumni and college students attending local area colleges have joined us to help with classes, programs and events! Welcome to:

Beginner English, Mondays, Tutor (In-Training) and Book Club Leader
Raquel Mota-Hays, Bunker Hill Community College student, Communication
Beginner Reading & Writing, Fridays
JinuMol Jose, Graduate Student, MCPHS pharmacy program
Survival English, Fridays
Ashley Varela Martinez, Graduate Student, MCPHS pharmacy program
Intermediate Conversation, Tuesdays
Tran Tran, Research Associate in Biotech, Clark University alumna
Conversation Circle Leader and Event Assistant
Ben Gowdy-Chase, Graduate Student, Clark University International Development program

LVGW Resource Center
Helpful web resources for English learners

Are you new to Zoom? Check out these tutorials for using Zoom on a computer or smartphone. The videos are in English with subtitles available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Rafaela recommends Language Learning with Netflix to practice listening comprehension. This is a Google Chrome extension for current Netflix subscribers. Great way to learn English and learn about American culture.

Thank you, Donators & Sponsors!

Thank you to our Giving Tuesday 2021 donators!
Happy Colors Printing, Worcester
Hausbau, LLC.
Lakeside Family Dental, Shrewsbury
The Fletcher Family
LVGW Board Members
LVGW Tutors and Students

Thank you to our Fall 2021 & Winter 2022 LVGW program sponsors!
Albert W. Rice Charitable Foundation
Berkshire Bank
Bernatchez Family Foundation
Cornerstone Bank
Fletcher Foundation
George Alden Trust
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Hoche-Schofield Foundation
Literacy Volunteers of MA State Chapter
Mildred H. McEvoy Foundation
National Grid Foundation
Rollstone Bank
Ruth H. and Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation
Stoddard Charitable Trust
Town Fair Tire Foundation
United Way of Central Massachusetts
Walmart Charitable Foundation