Community Based ESL

Community Based ESL

Refugee Community 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.

 

Walk-in registration hours:

Monday: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Registration and testing usually take 45 minutes to an hour. It is helpful if potential students bring an ID to make sure we are spelling names correctly.

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 John.Windheuser@LSIowa.org.

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