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  • June 2, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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  • Carolyn

    C'est un fête exceptionnel par excellence! Les bon temps roulé

    June 2, 2013

  • joe r.

    Hi, folks- Thought I should let you know ( and please pass it on to anyone you know who might be interested) that , at the request of some people in the area, I'm volunteering to give six classes in interpreting and translating ( my prof. background as a former UN interpreter + teacher) at IRIS ( an immigrant/refugee assistance agency) on 325 Nicoll St. ( one block from Wilbur Cross High School , near I-91) from[masked] PM on 6 Tuesday afternoons beginning Tuesday , June 11. These classes are free of charge and can be useful to anyone wishing to build or improve these professional skills or their language skills in general. The people who first requested this are Spanish speaking, but any language combination in combination with English ( i.e. French-English) can benefit , and attendance is flexible ( "Come any time"), so anyone interested is welcome.

    1 · June 1, 2013

    • joe r.

      To answer your other question, it has nothing to do with the curriculum of the Ct. public schools, or with ESL. : Interpreting/translating­ are good , useful skills which public schools don't teach . These skills are taught in universities around the world, but neglected here , although a few schools ( like Georgetown and a grad program in Ca. ) teach them. Learning these skills can be very useful for people who are fluent in one other language plus English in many fields ( ranging from govt. and/or business interpreting and translating to courts, hospitals and social work. People who take this class should have a strong command of both languages.

      June 2, 2013

    • joe r.

      Finally, re parking : There are no meters (^), but sometimes it can take a while to find a place, so it's good to arrive a bit early : I think I'll ask them if people can park at that time in the big parking lots of W.Cross HS or another very large ( public ??) lot one block away ---if , as it turns out, more than 3-4 people come--That might help a lot.

      June 2, 2013

  • Candace

    Super! Toujours des gens tres interessants! Et
    beaucoup de nouveaux-venus...j'espere que vous
    reviendrez tous!

    June 2, 2013

  • Carolyn

    I'm looking at multiple New Haven calendars and so far, I don't see that there will be parking difficulties. I did see however that there will be at least 2 interesting events going on Sunday June 2nd which might be of interest. Yale Center for British Art Edwardian Opulence tour from 1 to 2 (I didn't look into the fee for admission) and Mozart requiem with soloists (i'm assuming singing and instrumental soloists) and orchestra at the Bethesda Lutheran in New Haven at 4PM. I don't know what my sched is but I know there's some of us who'd be really interested in these events as well. Good day to hang out in New Haven, and I haven't even completed my calendar reviews yet!

    May 20, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Students will be off so should be roomy and ez to hear.

    May 14, 2013

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