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Conversational English - Annapolis County offers free life skills initiative to newcomers

Vincent Tian will lead the new Conversational English Project being offered by the Municipality of the County of Annapolis from its Lawrencetown office. The first meeting is April 17 at 6:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome.
Vincent Tian will lead the new Conversational English Project being offered by the Municipality of the County of Annapolis from its Lawrencetown office. The first meeting is April 17 at 6:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome. - Lawrence Powell

First meeting is set for April 17

LAWRENCETOWN, NS - If you’re new to Annapolis County and don’t speak the language, Vincent Tian is the person you want to see.

He’s project leader for the county’s new Conversational English Project, a free initiative that supports and fosters access to affordable training in life skills for people moving to the area.

The municipality has an important role to play in the development and implementation of policies designed to assist local residents, businesses, and organizations in creating a prosperous local economy, a county media release said.

Taken from the Annapolis County Economic Development Strategy 2050, the Conversational English Project is one of the strategic plan initiatives to help those moving to Annapolis County adjust to their new lives and make their transition as smooth as possible.

Tian, is eager to bring this initiative to the public.

“I am really excited to offer the Conversational English Project,” he said. “As a newcomer myself, I recognize the wonderful opportunity this presents to new residents in Annapolis County. It offers the perfect venue to meet people and get involved in the community.”

The purpose of the project is to bring people together, those who speak English and those who wish to learn the language better, in a relaxed environment that allows for comfortable conversations.

“We are presently reaching out to those who would like to participate in the project,” said Tian. “The goal is to build a better community by providing a place where people can meet new friends, share different cultural experiences, and have fun.”

Tian hopes to eventually expand on the Conversational English Project to provide a diverse variety of activities, including outdoor recreation.

Conversational English Project will be meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal office in Lawrencetown at 396 Main St. Everyone is welcome.

Learn More

To learn more about Conversational English Project, contact Tian at (902) 584-3381 or vtian@annapoliscounty.ca.

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