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2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, August 13, 1997
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KOREAN CHURCH OF ANN ARBOR
3301 Creek Dr. 971-9777
SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. English,
11 a.m. & 7:304p.m. Korean
PACKARD ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH
2580 Packard Road Ann Arbor
9714773
Contemporary services on Saturday
nights at 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays
at 12:00 noon
UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHAPEL
1511 Washtenaw near Hill
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Supper 6:00 p.m.

By Matthew Weller "I learned to be really patient, persis-
Daily Staff Reporter tent. To use my ingenuity,"Anandon said.
University students taking Linguistics Anandon said the workers - who
385/American Culture 309 have dedicat- come from Guatemala, Mexico and
ed their summer to helping immigrant Texas and are mostly adults - are learn-
laborers in Michigan bridge the commu- ing basic, practical English.
nication and cultural gulf they encounter. Anandon emphasized the importance
Nine students are teaching the rudi- of helping migrant workers gain a voice.
ments of English to migrant workers "(One of the goals of the program is)
near Adrian, Mich. making an invisible part of our society
"It has been a really interesting expe- that we depend on visible," she said.
rience," said LSA senior Shelly Downs, Anandon said the student-teachers
who is using the program to sharpen her have had to find ways to make what they
teaching skills. teach relevant.
To the program's assistant coordinator "We (were using) a picture of a guy
Pilar Anandon, who has worked with barbecuing and a wife lounging in a
migrant laborers in the past, the program hammock - this picture was complete-
is an emulsifier; it brings together stu- ly irrelevant to their living conditions,"
dents and workers through a two-way she said.
learning process. LSA senior Chiara Libertone has
been "finding ways to work around the
- (communication) gap" with creativity.
"Last week my lesson plan was to bring
Barbers
4 Jan's Tropical Fish4
615 E. Ilberty 29 gallon fank with full-lighted hood
"near State SL" $34.95
50 gallon tank with twin full-lighted hood
$54.95

LSA senior Betsy Shields teaches migrant workers in Adrian, Mich., the words for
groceries and coins.

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