Community Based ESL

Refugee and Immigrant Services

LSI’s English as a Second Language (ESL) classes empower former refugees as they overcome the language and cultural changes they face after arriving in the U.S. We offer accessible English classes and opportunities for participants to develop the cultural awareness and guidance they need to thrive in their new home.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, we are not accepting new students at this time. Please check back again soon for updated details about how to sign up for future class sessions.

Zeor was in a panic. It was time for her to take her U.S. Citizenship Exam and while she knew the alphabet, she failed both the reading and writing sections of the four-part exam. She attended LSI’s ESL class until she felt confident and ready to retake the test. This time, she passed with flying colors.

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PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE ARRIVED THROUGH THE U.S. REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM

To learn more about this program, contact Gianna.Pugliese@LSIowa.org.

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