Friday, August 27, 2010

U.S. Interest Section offers a free distance learning course on using the Internet

El Yuma just received a note from the Office of Press and Culture at the U.S. Interest Section in Havana announcing a new distance learning course for Cubans on how to use the Internet offered by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).

It will take place from September 21 through October 21 at the USIS. There is space for 16 students (8 in the morning class and another 8 in the afternoon).

The original Spanish announcement is below.

Here is my quickie translation:

The Office of Press and Culture is pleased to offer to our Cuban contacts another Distance Learning Course in collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso. The course, which will last 5 weeks, will help participants acquire the necessary abilities to navigate and utilize the Internet for on-line study and research. The course will be self-taught, on-line, and in Spanish. The course is also a prerequisite for later UTEP courses offered by the USIS.

Please, share the attached brochure with friends, family, and other contacts who could be interested in taking advantage of this and future UTEP opportunities. Participants should register through the Office of Press and Culture, have completed high-school, and have some computer experience.

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La Oficina de Prensa y Cultura se complace en ofrecer a nuestros contactos cubanos otro Curso a Distancia en colaboración con la Universidad de Texas en El Paso. El curso que durará 5 semanas ayudará a los participantes a adquirir las habilidades necesarias para navegar y utilizar la Internet para estudios e investigaciones en línea. El mismo será auto dosificado, en línea y en español. Constituye un pre-requisito para posteriores inscripciones en cursos de UTEP ofrecidos por la Sección.

Por favor, comparta el folleto adjunto con amigos, familiares y contactos que puedan estar interesados en aprovechar esta oportunidad y futuros cursos de UTEP. Los participantes deben inscribirse a través de la Oficina de Prensa y Cultura, debe haberse graduado de Secundaria Básica, y tener alguna experiencia en computación.

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