Mid-State Literacy Council (MSLC) has become a well-known name around the State College area for both volunteers and adult learners.
I have taught at Mid-State Literacy Council since 2019. I began teaching the “English for Doctor’s Visits” course and since then, have taught three other semesters.
In a world as chaotic as the one we are all living in today, people often neglect their psychological and emotional well-being.
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.
"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.
Coming from a small school in the suburbs to the large campus of Penn State, one of the biggest changes I experienced was interacting with people from diverse backgrounds each day.