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Inglés Para Ti: Helping Hispanics Learn English

Amy Preiss
School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85282, United States
Abstract :
Mexican-born immigrants are the leading migrant group in the United States, and 71% of are 
limited English proficient. Because estimates suggest an increase in the influx of adult English 
language students in the next decade, and employers will seek to hire these individuals, it is 
important for language-minority adults to learn English. Inglés Para Ti, an English language 
school in Dallas Texas, employs a unique English teaching method reflective of students’ 
real-life situations. Focused primarily on conversation, students gain practical skills useful in 
their personal and work lives. Inglés Para Ti students have experienced great success from 
gaining English prociency. Many have been able to acquire their first job or have been 
promoted in their existing professions. Most students have gained the confidence to venture 
outside of their communities and join the larger community by eating in restaurants and 
shopping in stores outside of their Hispanic neighborhoods. Inglés Para Ti students have 
reported experiencing less discrimination as they gained English proficiency. Many have 
gained the English proficiency to become American citizens. 
Keywords :
Hispanics, English as a Second Language, Hispanic Immigrants

Date Deposited : 28 Apr 2014 11:06

Last Modified : 28 Apr 2014 11:06

Official URL: http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijele/article/view/5540/4421

Volume 2, Number 2, - 2014 , ISSN 2325-0887

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