Dunedin Elementary School Conversation Class for Parents
While their children are in class at Dunedin Elementary, parents for whom English is a second language are attending class there too.
Each Tuesday from 8:45 – 10:15 AM these parents are learning to improve their English in a fun, informal conversation class. Children are welcome.
The free, drop-in classes are taught by two volunteers from the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas. The students have conversations, play games such as Bingo, Jeopardy, and Go Fish, and engage in other fun activities to help increase vocabulary, comprehension, reading skills, listening skills, and speaking ability.
The class is intended to give parents basic English conversation skills, not to replace their native languages. The teachers encourage the parents to help their children retain their native languages at home while they are learning English at school.