Learning Computer Skills In Spanish


By Jay Michaels

Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV) On Wednesday nights at the Jerome Public Library, about eight people show up to learn basic computer skills. What's different about this class is that the people taking it are learning how to use computers in their native language – Spanish.

Silvia Rosales, Director of Hispanic Programs, says, "Setting up an e-mail account, attaching documents, how to upload and download documents. We're also going to be learning about social media. We're also going to be learning about the components."

Rosales oversees the Hispanic programs at the Jerome Public Library. While she's teaching the adults, her counterpart Olivia Reyes does story hour for the kids. One of the songs they sang together during playtime was "La Cucaracha."

Computer student Emili Bueno says, "I don't know anything before, so now I just learn a little bit. Because I'm working at a nursing home in Twin Falls. So I need to learn computer."

Bueno says as a result of this basic computer skills class in Spanish, she feels a lot better when she goes to work. She says that's because now she knows how to use the computers at her job, doing everything from entering what medicines she's given to her patients, to clocking in and out of work.

Rosales says, "A lot of them come in personally. And then I've distributed some fliers to community members around town. They've been able to also refer them over to the library."

If you'd like to find out more about the Spanish language computer classes at the Jerome Public Library, call them directly at 324-5427.

Nov. 28, 2012.

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