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January 15, 2008

Gwinnett Tech and Gwinnett County Public Library Partner to Offer Conversational English Groups


Gwinnett Technical College's English Language Institute (ELI) and the Gwinnett County Public Library will offer Let's Talk!, English conversation groups at four branch libraries beginning January 22..

Recently released census estimates show that 30 percent of Gwinnett County residents speak a language other than English at home. Of those, approximately half report that they do not speak English well.

Gwinnett County Public Library seeks to support an already outstanding English as a Second Language program at ELI by providing additional opportunities for students and others to practice conversational English.

Groups will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the following locations:

Mondays: Lawrenceville Branch — 1001 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Tuesdays: Lilburn Branch — 788 Hillcrest Road
Wednesdays: Norcross Branch — 6025 Buford Hwy.
Thursdays: Buford Branch — 2100 Buford Hwy.

Registration is not required. Groups will be held weekly from Tuesday, January 22, through Thursday, May 8.

Lessons are geared to audiences at the advanced beginner/early intermediate levels. Each week a thematic topic will be explored, focusing exclusively on listening and speaking skills. All groups will be led in English. Completion certificates will be granted to those who attend 10 or more sessions.

For more information about Let's Talk!, please contact Lorena Gay-Griffin at 770-978-5142.

For more information about Gwinnett Tech, contact 770-962-7580.

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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit

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