ESOL Program serves 175-200 students from all over the world. Most are immigrants
or refugees from countries such as Ukraine, India, Turkey, China, Somalia,
Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Poland, Sudan and Viet Nam. Sometimes as
many as 15 different ethnicities are represented in one class.
Students are diverse in every other way as well: age, educational background,
and educational goal.
Some students come directly from high school;
others have been in ESOL programs in the community; some have studied
a lot of English in their countries. There are students who have had professions
in their countries and wish to update their skills or change careers.
Younger students are searching for the career that fits their personalities
and values. Others participate in the program just to enhance their English
skills. Whatever the goal, all students want to improve their English
and continue on their chosen path as quickly as possible. We hope you'll
come and join us!