Sitting two seats from each other in a classroom at Douglass High School, Markus Zegels of Germany and Temesgen Kifle of Eritrea speak in the language they share: English. Zegels dominates the conversation, speaking freely about the United States and his home country. Kifle, a refugee, is quieter but nods and smiles at Zegels’ conversation.
English classes for foreign-born adults seeing increased demand
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