Free Workshop on Breaking Down Language Barriers

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In Bellevue's diverse community, everyday communication can be a challenge for neighbors who hail from far corners of the world. Residents can overcome language differences by improving the way they listen and speak.

The city is offering a free workshop to provide everyday tips and strategies for communicating with limited-English speakers on Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m. at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE.

Led by Marci Williams, an English as a Second Language (ESL) coordinator for adult education program, the workshop will include tips for speaking, listening, writing and understanding, as well as some exploration of cultural cautions and taboos.

The program is designed for people who want to be culturally sensitive in today's world and communicate respect as well as those who speak another language and want to help foster understanding and communication. 

This workshop is part of the neighborhood forum educational series sponsored by Neighborhood Outreach. For more information, contact Julie Ellenhorn, 425-452-6836. 


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