The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program offers English Language Training (ELT) classes to all eligible beneficiaries aged 18+. Eligible beneficiaries are defined as:
To enroll in ELT classes offered though the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program potential clients must be verified for Refugee Services though the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program Online Database. To do so you may either:
By default all refugees and eligible beneficiaries who arrive to Arizona though a Resettlement Agency will be added into the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program Online database and will have a referral made to the ELT provider operating in their county. Once a referral is made to the ELT provider the client will be directed to attend the next testing sessions available to determine class placement levels and course schedule.
The ELAA (English Language Acquisition for Adults) program at Friendly House offers English classes from basic to high intermediate levels. The goal of the program is to provide English Language learning as well as support for transitioning students into higher education or the job market. The program integrates the four components of English learning (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with job readiness skills such as resume writing and interviewing skills.
113 W Sherman Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
The Hope Women’s Center mission is to engage, encourage, and equip vulnerable women and teen girls by providing support for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hope is a Christian ministry that serves women and families facing many challenges. The Center offers free ESL, English pronunciation, and literacy classes for women alongside providing one on one mentoring, support groups, job skills classes, and providing material assistance such as clothing and food to women who attend classes. To learn more about Hope Women’s Center and find the center closest to you, click here.
GateWay Community College is offering non-credit English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) and credit English as a second Language (ESL) classes focusing on listening, reading, grammar, pronunciation, writing and speaking. Courses are taught by qualified, degree-holding instructors with experience teaching ESL. Each non-credit ESOL class is $85.
To view ESOL Class Schedule, click here.
To view International Credential Evaluation Agencies and Translators, click here.
LVMC provides free educational services to adults who desire to learn to read, obtain the High School Equivalency diploma by preparing them for the General Educational Development (GED©) exam, or communicate in English. If you want to learn English as a Second Language our ELAA program (English Language Acquisition for Adults) is for you. To learn more and register for classes, click here.
The Migrant Institute of Language & Computer Literacy (MILCL) the 21st century model of job skills program that prepares our young and adult migrants from all over the world to enter or re-enter today’s complex and competitive job market. This is the place where anyone can benefit from a network of quality training that covers the areas of job readiness, financial literacy, computer literacy, and English language proficiency (ESL). MILCL is committed to offering a series of 3-month short sessions to empower the most vulnerable and equip them with the job skills they need to succeed with well-paying jobs and career opportunities. Learn more about MILCL on their website here.
The ESL Program at Phoenix College offers the most variety of classes of any of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District from basic English to Freshman Composition and Research. The Core ESL Class offerings include four levels of grammar, writing with oral practice, reading, and listening and speaking. Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings four days a week. Financial aid and payment plans are available to students who qualify. Classes start as low as $85.
2425 E. Thomas Rd. # 11
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Literacy Connects’ English Language Acquisition for Adults helps students learn and improve their English. ELAA students come from more than 70 countries and have educational levels that vary from college graduates to those who do not read and write in their native language.
200 E. Yavapai Rd.
Tucson, AZ, 85705
Refugee Education Program (REP) provides English Language Training (ELT) to adult students who hold refugee status as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). REP offers English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) classes at three (3) levels: Literacy, Beginning, and Intermediate. The classes are held Monday through Thursday. Each class is two (2) hours long. REP also provides a 6 week intensive Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) in collaboration with refugee resettlement agencies. REP is a non-credit program.
4355 E. Calle Aurora
Tucson, AZ 85711
Pima County Public Library offers English classes at a variety of locations weekly. The levels of English vary depending on the class. To view upcoming classes and to read more about this program, search “English Class” at their website https://pima.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index
Welcome to the United States Workbook guidebook, created by the United States Cultural Orientation Resource Center (CORE) and the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), will help refugees prepare for the first few months in the United States. It tells refugees what to expect as they find a place to live, look for work, meet Americans, and adjust to American culture and society. – Available in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chin, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese.