Who We Serve

We serve anyone who is interested in  learning and/or improving their English, or related skills, such as Workplace Communication, Computer Literacy, GED preparation or Citizenship study. Our program currently has over 500 adult learners. Since program’s inception, we have tutored over 5,000 and their families. Although the majority of our students are Hispanics, many are from countries all over the world such as China and Taiwan, Central and South America, Tibet, Europe, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Africa and the Middle East as well as American born men and women who are eager to learn or improve their English.

 

Some who come to the ESL In-Home Program speak two or three other languages and have received advanced educational degrees from their country. Others have no English speaking, reading nor writing skills. Our students are highly motivated to  improve their English.

 

Some of our students’ goals are:

 

        • To become a U.S. Citizen
        • To obtain a GED in order to find a job
        • To communicate with children’s teachers without interpreters
        • To communicate with medical personnel without interpreters
        • To find a job
        • To advance in their employment
        • Grandparents wishing to read stories in English to their grandchildren
        • Parents wanting to help with children’s homework
        • To shop in English-speaking stores

 

Students are referred to the ESL In-Home Program by friends, relatives, libraries, neighbors, co-workers and state agencies. Many stay six months to one year until they can manage the language demands of their job and some continue until they can enter a community college or university.

 

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