Hardesty, Martin, Rudisill & Zarrow Regional Libraries will open at 10 a.m. on Monday. All other libraries will open at their regular times.
Pumarosa.com is a free, bilingual, phonetic, and interactive English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) website for Spanish-speaking learners of all ages. It will help learners gain knowledge of English grammar, sentence structure, and will also strengthen their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The website encourages continuous participation. Pumarosa was designed to teach basic English to Spanish-speaking students, but its graded structure can be easily adapted for teaching English to learners whose first language is not Spanish.
Pumarosa is divided into two sections: Beginning and Intermediate. It contains about 30 lessons, arranged step-by-step, from the alphabet to lessons on all the verb tenses. The website also serves as an effective introduction to the use of computers because it is easy to navigate. Pumarosa has expanded it's offerings to include civics and history lessons. Future lessons on Pumarosa will also include essays, poetry and songs geared to adult learners.