This afternoon I will have my introduction to and first meeting with my first refugee ESL student, Abdi Abdi, a 40-year-old Somali man. Although Abdi has been in the country for 7 years, he has been unable to attend the ESL classes offered at Emily Griffith Opportunity School due to treatment for severe medical conditions, including cardiac and orthopedic surgery. He has had one in-home tutor to date. I will be his second. We will meet at least twice weekly. The volunteer coordinator will introduce us and we will assess his current fluency level. Abdi and I are looking forward to working together.
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