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Hiromi Ishikawa

Barbecue welcomes new class of English learners

As an airport worker, Hiromi Ishikawa believes it would serve her well to speak English. When the opportunity came up, she chose Windsor.

A native of Japan, she is one of about 150 students starting classes in the English Language Improvement Program this month. A barbecue luncheon at the Centre for English Language Development welcomed the students Friday as they completed their first week of orientation.

“I picked Windsor because it offers three months of study,” Ishikawa said. “I want to stay and learn longer.”