Hispanic Family Night at Vol State February 18

Hispanic Family Night at Vol StateVolunteer State Community College is holding an evening especially designed for Hispanic families. The Hispanic Family Education Night will help answer questions about everything from college degree programs to English classes, including free EL/Civics classes, now held at Vol State. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the Vol State campus in Gallatin.

“We call it family night, because they are many people who might want to attend, from high school students considering college, to adults who are looking to improve their English skills,” said Eric Melcher, Communications Coordinator at Vol State. “We’ll have several college offices on hand, including Admissions and Advising. We’ll also 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. Vol State also manages the high school equivalency program (GED) and EL Civics program for Sumner County. Representatives will be on-hand to let people know about these free classes.

Refreshments will be served and there will be movies and fun to keep the kids entertained, so parents can have time to ask questions. 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.