Free ESL Classes Resume March 2nd

ESL Mag Cover Final 3The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association in conjunction with the Maryland Horsemen’s Assistance Fund will resume its popular offering of English As A Second Language classes on March 2.

Two separate classes will be offered to backstretch workers free of change in the Laurel Park track kitchen once a week. These classes will be divided into beginner and advanced levels to accommodate all skill levels.

Taught by Esthermaria Esquina, currently an adjunct faculty member at Baltimore City Community College and Montgomery College in Silver Spring, the courses will each be three hours on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 4 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., and will include a 15-minute dinner break.

Registration is open to all horsemen on a first come, first serve basis. Though classes are free, students must pay a $20 deposit at signup. The deposit will be refunded upon successful completion of the course.

To register, prospective students must contact Diana Pinones in the MTHA’s Laurel Park office at 410-902-6844 and fill out a registration form. The registration deadline is March 1.

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