Check out this artilce I found on relevantmagazine.com. It shows how important ESL (English as a Seccond Language) is becoming in our world. Since September, our spanish ministry and church have started an effort to build a thriving, life changing ESL program at our churches' computer lab.
Here's a clip of the article:
"The world is at our doorstep. Millions of people have been torn from their land due to war and political instability and have found themselves living and working in American cities."
- In 2000, 28.4 million foreign-born people resided in the United States, representing 10.4 percent of the total U.S. population.
- Nearly 32 million people in the United States speak a language other than English.
- ESL programs are the fastest growing component of the state-administered adult education programs.