Municipality of Tinco offering English lessons to children in the district

H ow important is English nowadays in Peru? Although the average level of English isn’t very high in the Ancash region, many companies in Lima and the rest of Peru require their new employees are able to at least speak and write in basic English. The mayor of the district of Tinco, Jhoel Quito León demonstrated the importance of English and with the help of a Peace Corps volunteer he decided to offer English for the most little ones in the district mentioned.

Earlier this week Mayor Quito León invited young students of primary and secondary level of basic education in the district to attend English classes and to participate in environmental activities until their school would start again. Peace Corps volunteer and environmental engineer Peter James Garner, who calls himself more of a biologist, is in charge of the lessons that are taught at the municipality building in Tinco.

Peter finds himself in Peru since Fiestas Patrias last year and was asked about his role in the little district. He said to The Huaraz Telegraph: ¨For the younger ones in Perú, I think learning English is very important because acquiring fluency in English can give one a great advantage, especially in the increasingly globalised world. With fluency in English, one has the opportunity to study and/or work abroad, and gain skills and knowledge to help their home country

Apart from English, the children were also taught computing classes. Peter also added that the mayor was in charge of approving the plan for English classes, and that he has provided him with an area in the municipality to teach. Approximately eleven children attended their first class. A great initiative, which with a bit of luck will benefit the little ones when they get older.

Photo: Municipalidad Distrital de Tinco

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