California city solutions: Azusa creates program to boost health of English as Second Language adults

from the League of California Cities

“The city of Azusa has a population of more than 46,300 residents with more than one-quarter reporting that they speak English ‘less than very well.’ According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, 31 percent of Azusa’s residents were born outside of the United States. These demographics inspired the Azusa City Library to form a partnership and develop English Lessons for a Healthy Life (ELHL). The program provides adults where English is a Second Language (ESL) classes to learn vocabulary, grammar and communication, while teaching healthy lifestyle choices.”