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Somali Adult Education

When an area adult education center lost its funding for English instruction, Murray State University’s Department of English and Philosophy students carried on the effort.

While the Mayfield-based Somali Adult Education Center seeks funding, interns in our TESOL program now teach morning and evening English classes. Many Somali students attend morning classes after working the night shift at the nearby Pilgrim’s Pride plant.

“They are quite motivated to learn English,” said undergraduate TESOL program coordinator Dr. Latricia Trites. “This experience has been quite rewarding for our students since they are getting to teach students will real needs.”

Somali Adult Education Center, Abdullah Alzahrani, Murray State University

Abdullah Alzahrani (center), a Saudi Arabian student in Murray State’s TESOL program, helps Somali immigrants improve their English skills.

 

Program Contact:

Dr. Latricia Trites

7C-7 Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341
270-809-4721

 

 

 

 

 

Ahmad Alsafi, Somali Adult Education, Murray State University

 

Iraqi Fulbright Scholar Ahmad Alsafi (right) works with a Somali woman.

 

 Gillnam Watruba, Somali Adult Education, Murray State University

Gillnam Watruba (left) is a teacher at Mayfield High School.

 

Gina Crider, Somali Adult Education, Murray State University

Gina Crider (standing) teaches at Southwest Calloway Elementary School, Murray, Ky.

 

Manea Alharbi, Somali Adult Education, Murray State University 

Manea Alharbi (standing) is a student from Saudi Arabia.

 

 

 

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