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Building cross-cultural relationships

Dear Editor:

This summer nearly 65 participants in English In Action’s programs had the opportunity to attend three wonderful Theatre Aspen performances – “Same Time, Next Year,” “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” and “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” I would like to express my deep gratitude to the individuals and organizations that made these outings possible – Jim and Brenda Grusecki, Jay and Linda Sandrich, Theatre Aspen and Taster’s Pizza.

English In Action matches immigrant adults with volunteer tutors, and the pairs meet one-on-one on a weekly basis to work on English language skills. We believe that the friendships and strong cross-cultural relationships that develop between our students and tutors help to create a healthy, well-integrated community.

We truly appreciate the opportunity to bring our students, tutors and their children to cultural events like Theatre Aspen performances. Attending a theater performance is a great way to help our adult students practice English and to introduce them to the wealth of enriching activities our community has to offer.

Lara S. Beaulieu

executive director, English In Action

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