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Saint John’s Abbey Holds Summer English Program for Monks Around the World [AUDIO]

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COLLEGEVILLE — Eight monks from various countries are spending the summer at Saint John’s Abbey learning to speak English.

This is the first year of the Summer English as a Second Language program held at the Abbey.

Program Director Brother Paul Richards says the program came off the idea of the schools School of Theology program.

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Monks in the program are engaged in daily English classes, and have an assigned monk from Saint John’s as a daily conversation partner.

He says while the language barrier can be a problem, it’s also a valuable learning tool.

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Countries represented are Austria, Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan.

The program began on June 6 and will run until August 2nd.

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