Edible Alphabet: Summer 2018 ESOL Cooking Classes Starting Soon!

By Lindsay S. RSS Mon, June 18, 2018

Do you want to improve your English skills? Are you interested in cooking new recipes and eating delicious food? If so, the Culinary Literacy Center has the class for you!

Edible Alphabet is a free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach the English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. Students will learn vocabulary and grammar, as well as practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English while cooking a new delicious recipe every week in our kitchen classroom. 

Spots are still available for our Summer 2018 course. Class begins June 26 and runs for six weeks on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Classes will take place at the Culinary Literacy Center, located on the 4th floor of the Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103. 

This program is best suited to students who are high beginner to intermediate English speakers and attendance is preferred at all of the six classes. The dates of the classes are June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31. 

Students can register by emailing kitchen@freelibrary.org or by calling the Culinary Literacy Center at 215-686-5323.  

Not eligible for Edible Alphabet ESOL classes but still interested in celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month learning in the kitchen?  Check out one of these cookbooks from the stacks of the Free Library featuring amazing recipes from around the world.

The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes that Make America Great by Leyla Moushabeck

The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook: Artisanal Baking From Around the World by Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez

Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity by Barbara Abdeni Massaad

In Her Kitchen: Favorite Recipes From Grandmas Around the World by Gabriele Galimberti


Happy cooking!

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I am am ESL teacher who would be happy to volunteer to help, willing of course to fit into your program!
Maurya Johnson - Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia
Tuesday, June 19, 2018