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A learning experience that teaches, too

Opinion

A learning experience that teaches, too

I am an instructor at Southern Maine Community College and I teach English Language Learners. My students are from all around the globe, taking on the challenges of newness in language, culture, weather and food, to name only a few. One of our lessons this semester in writing class is learning about civic involvement. To that end, we have been learning how to write letters to the editor.

Some of my students' letters are included here. I invite you to read them and to see how much they are learning. They understand the purpose in writing a letter to a newspaper and have constructed letters that are relevant to current issues.

I hope you will enjoy them. They have worked hard, and I think it shows. I am proud of them, without a doubt. While their understanding of purpose in writing grows every day, their strength and courage is even more impressive. I invite anyone to contact me who would like to meet them; it is a true opportunity for a learning experience beyond any other you may ever have.

Rosemarie De Angelis
South Portland

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