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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Next Stop Olney, MD, USA: Conversation Group Members Hail from Around the Globe

Olney Library English Conversation Group with globe and map
The Olney Evening English Conversation Group
Who says you can’t learn and have fun at the same time? Just ask members of the Olney Library’s lively English conversation groups, which meet Mondays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 1:30 pm.

In any given class, you can find attendees from as far Korea, Peru, China, Iran, and Ukraine sharing stories of their culture and experiences with each other.  In 2014, Olney’s dedicated English learners represented some 17 different countries and spoke nearly 20 different native languages.

The success of the groups can be attributed not only to the enthusiasm of the participants, but to the stalwart volunteers who facilitate the groups each week. The evening group, pictured above, is led by area residents Mary Allman, Pat Autry, and Jerry Hurley. The Sunday afternoon group is led by Nina Uzick.

For more information about Olney’s English and Spanish conversation groups, please see the Events Calendar on our website or call the Info Desk at 240-773-9545. No registration is required, so drop in any time!

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