Refugees at Ft. McCoy learn English
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - In preparation for a new life in the United States, Afghan refugees have been learning English at the base.
The classes are being taught by soldiers as well as Afghans who know the language, according to a video on the Ft. McCoy Facebook page.
As Afghans learn how to read, write and speak English, officials say these lessons will help refugees transition and settle into American culture.
“We want to give them the best opportunity to succeed,” 1st Lt. Ethan Carmack said.
The video states there are four different levels of instruction -- an elementary class, a speaking class and two adult classes.
Typically, there are around 100 people per class, showing Afghans are eager to learn the language.
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