Forty-seven students graduate English as a New
Students represent a cross-section of the
Forty-seven students from 10 different countries graduated from the
Capital Region BOCES English as a New Language (ENL) level one course during a ceremony on Wednesday.
The students completed a three-month program that meets nine
hours a week at the Trinity Alliance in Albany.
"The students are from all over the world and represent
countries including Yemen, India, Afghanistan, Syria,
Burma, China, Dominican Republic, Iraq, Ecuador and Ethiopia,"
said Nancy Jones, program manager for Capital Region BOCES
BOCES offers the ENL classes free to students age
21 year or older. The class is self-paced, individualized
lessons designed to help students improve English
speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
The top photo shows a graduate receiving her diploma from
Nancy Jones, program manager for Adult Education at Capital