Roslindale ESOL students learn the language of success 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 5/29/2014 Categories: ESOL Graduation ESOL Programs
By Julie M. Cohen, West Roxbury wickedlocal, May. 29, 2014

Roslindale resident Samah Tarbal came to the U.S. from Sudan in 2011 and has been pursuing her dream of becoming a pharmacist ever since.

However, she wanted to improve her English language skills in order to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) so she will be accepted to a pharmacy program. Without the help of the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) South Side Head Start Adult ESOL Program, this hurdle would be even greater.

"I have goals to go to college," said Tarbal. "(ABCD) really helps."

In recognition of Tarbal’s hard work, ABCD’s Roslindale Adult Literacy Community Planning Group honored her and several other students and mentors last week with certificates of recognition during a joyful ceremony at the Roslindale Branch Public Library.

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In Mattapan, residents celebrate graduation from ESOL program 

7/2/2013 Categories: ESOL Graduation

By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent | www.boston.com

Forty-one area residents are now better equipped to enter the workforce and take part in everyday activities in their community after graduating from Action for Boston Community Development's English for Speakers of Other Languages program. 

The adult students and their families celebrated the achievement Friday morning at a commencement ceremony in Mattapan.

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Roxbury, Dorchester language students celebrate success 

6/15/2012 Categories: ESOL Graduation

By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent

Adult students from the Action for Boston Community Development’s Parker Hill/Fenway ESOL classes now have a key tool to succeed after the group celebrated its graduation Friday afternoon.

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Mattapan, area students celebrate success in language classes 

6/13/2012 Categories: ESOL Graduation

By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent

Living in a new country can be a challenge and not speaking the language can make it almost impossible. But the graduates of a Mattapan program will have a leg up with the skills they gained through the classes.

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