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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.

Summit Focuses on Demand-Driven Training for Vital Industries

An upcoming summit, "Demand Driven Training for the 21st Century," focuses on developing Oklahoma's talent pipeline in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, transportation and logistics. The event will focus on workforce strategies and partnerships for developing skilled talent pipelines to meet the demands of business and industry. The Tulsa Regional Chamber is a sponsor of the summit.

July 22-23
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa

I'm thinking of switching careers, but don't where to begin. Can the library help me get started?

Yes, we have a database called Job Now which provides a number of resources to help people land a job. To access Job Now, go to our home page and click the large "Find a JobNow!" button, or go to the Research and Learn tab on the homepage and select the Alphabetical List of Resources, then scroll down to J to find the link.

Common Auditory Confusions

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It can be difficult to help a learner with reading and spelling when either or both of you do not accurately distinguish between some of these tricky English sounds. It is time well spent --for tutor and learner alike--to focus on these basics so learners may begin the work of associating the sounds of English with the written representation. This focus on sounds comes before phonics and is termed "Phonemic Awareness".

Achee Yahola: Lochapoka Chief

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"The first founder of Tulsa thus rests in an unknown grave near the center of the present city."  --Angie Debo, Tulsa: From Creek Town to Oil Capital 

When the Lochapoka were removed from their Alabama home, Chief Achee Yahola  led them to present-day Tulsa, and he guided them during the difficult years that followed removal.

Debo says that the name "Yahola" was given to young men who had won recognition in war.

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