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Esl Class: Hepatitis C and Health Care

esl class: That day, late spring sunshine poured into the classroom through its floor-to-ceiling windows, according to CTV. Delivering communicable disease education in an ESL class is clever because it's non-threatening. The United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society, or SUCCESS, sits in a new building near the Richmond Centre mall. No one needs to seek out a workshop focused on hepatitis C, it's just framed as part of the curriculum and an opportunity for students to brush up on their medical vocabulary. Gigi Lo, manager of SUCCESS' HIV and hepatitis C intervention project, delivers education about the viruses and helps connect new arrivals to health care. One student, Jasmine Yaying Weng, had a glossary of words like treatment written in English and Chinese in her notebook. ( As reported in the news.