Bellevue residents, businesses and organizations can get pointers in bridging the language gap at a free workshop offered next week.
The city is offering on Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m. at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE, according to a city press release.
The program is designed for people who want to be culturally sensitive in today's world and communicate respect as well as those who speak another language and want to help foster understanding and communication, according to a city press release.
It's an important issue in a city with such a diverse population. In Bellevue, , according to the U.S. Census' American Community Survey estimate. About 35 percent of Bellevue residents speak a language other than English at home, according to that estimate. .
Read Bellevue Patch's past coverage of the diversity of Bellevue.
Next week's workshop will be led by Marci Williams, an English as a Second Language (ESL) coordinator for adult education program. The workshop will include tips for speaking, listening, writing and understanding, as well as some exploration of cultural cautions and taboos, according to the city of Bellevue's press release.
This workshop is part of the neighborhood forum educational series sponsored by Neighborhood Outreach. For more information, contact Julie Ellenhorn, 425-452-6836.
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The city is offering on Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m. at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE.