The Goodness

Learning a new language can be challenging, but a local coffee house is trying to make it easier. The Goodness hosts Language and Friendship meals two to three times a month, where ESL students can practice speaking English and get to know the community.

While students in the ESL programs are learning spelling, grammar and other academic language skills, they still spend the majority of their time speaking their native language with family and friends. These meals provide an opportunity to enjoy some food from local vendors and speak English in a casual, friendly atmosphere.