An organization in Nevada County committed to teaching English to those who don’t speak the language. PiELL, Partners in English Language Learning, has been around since the 1980’s and provides a valuable service to new residents to Nevada County.
PiELL co-president Judi Krienick says PiELL uses volunteer tutors that meet with adult students once or more per week for an hour to an hour and a half at a time. The students come to PiELL from a variety of backgrounds and experience.
Krienick says that approximately ten percent of county residents do not speak English as their primary language, and there are usually 55-60 students and tutors active year round. Students come to Nevada County for a number of reasons.
Many of the students desire to learn English because they know speaking the language will help them be more successful in daily activities, being a parent, and as an employee.
Krienick goes on to say often times there are waiting lists for students wanting an English tutor so volunteers are always needed. The volunteers say is a rewarding experience.
To get more information about becoming a tutor, you can contact Partners in English Language Learning or visit the web site piell.org.
The next two-day tutor training session is March 7th and 14th.