Vol State Holds Hispanic Family Night February 8

Submitted on January 20, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Getting ready for college can be a confusing process. Language barriers and cultural differences can make it even more difficult. Volunteer State Community College has an event designed to help. Hispanic Family Education Night will help answer questions about everything from college degree programs to English classes. It will be held in both English and Spanish on Tuesday, February 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the Vol State campus in Gallatin.

"We encourage people to bring the whole family. We'll have plenty of things for kids to do, while students and parents find out more about the College," said Eric Melcher, Communications Coordinator at Vol State. "We'll have bilingual staff available for advising and translating in Spanish."

ESOL classes are a popular subject at Hispanic Family Night. ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. The classes provide a stepping stone for Spanish speaking people to build their skills in conversation, writing and reading. Representatives from the Vol State admissions and financial aid offices will also be at the event to answer questions.

Refreshments will be served and everyone is invited to attend. Hispanic Family Night will be held in the Thigpen Library on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. For more information, call 615-230-3570 or in Spanish 615-230-4846.

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