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Kathleen Klose

Director of the Literacy Program

Founder of the Immigrant Theater Class


Kathleen Klose, Director of The ILC Immigrant Theater and Literacy ProgramsKathleen joined The ILC in 1998 as a teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). She began the Literacy Program for low-literacy adult immigrants in 2000.  As director of this program, Kathleen oversees and coordinates four teachers and a large number of volunteer tutors and interns working with students who have limited or no literacy in their native languages.

In 2003, Kathleen embarked on a project with some ambitious students to write and perform a play depicting their immigrant experiences. This project has grown into the Immigrant Theater Class which gives high-level students a chance to enhance their English and public speaking skills through theater performance.

Prior to joining The ILC, Kathleen worked as a bi-lingual Spanish-English teacher as well as a software engineer.  She has a BA in French Linguistics and a BA in Computer and Information Science, both from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  She is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French and German.

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