ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for refugee and international students.

Certified teachers from OACES (Office of Adult and Career Education Services) join us every morning to teach three levels of English. Some students come to us without knowing simple phrases like “How are you?” and leave us after a year with a job, providing for their families, and utilizing English every day. The degree of self-confidence and pride that grows within our students as they learn is palpable and evident in how they carry themselves.

Though many students are mandated to attend our classes in order to receive their government benefits, Refugees Helping Refugees welcomes any person interested in learning English and investing in their education. Students can also sign up for a tutor in the afternoons for extra one-on-one help to refine and practice specific English reading, writing, and conversational skills.

Teacher Joanne works with a student in the beginner class