When I first arrived in State College as a naive freshman at Penn State, I found myself situated in a community far more diverse than my tiny hometown in southwestern Pennsylvania
Computers have become a main household device that many cannot live without. They are used for recreation, work, school, and everything in between.
Being born in Puerto Rico, I was raised with Spanish as the main language in my household.
As a person who knows two languages, Chinese and English, I found it easy to communicate and teach the adults here at Mid- State Literacy Council.
As a first generation Korean-American, I have witnessed firsthand the difficulty of adjusting to a new culture.
What do the names The Spell Casters, Word Busters, and The Eager Readers have in common?
For many people, interactions with the legal system come unexpectedly. They find themselves surprised when they are unprepared for their situation and confused at the complexity of it all.
In many countries, receiving a basic education is still difficult to obtain. Growing up in Turkey, Seher personally experienced this, and came to highly value education.
A language is closely connected to the culture it lives in. This was Yang’s first discovery when she came to the United States to start a new life.
"Reading is just interesting," comments Makiko, an adult learner at Mid-State. As a native Japanese speaker, Makiko's love for reading has inspired her to tackle the entire Harry Potter series in English, a formidable feat for this non-native speaker.