English as a Second Language

Our classes serve as a space to empower and assist refugees in becoming more self-sufficient.

We work with refugees who come from many diverse backgrounds, experiences, languages and cultures. All of the refugees have different education experiences and our classes are designed to work with all student levels.

We use a problem-based approach to curricula and lesson plan design, meaning that we find out what the students want to learn, the current needs in the refugee community and design lessons based on their needs.

AARRC holds English Classes Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. The English classes are open to both men and women and focus on workplace English skills.

Our classes are based on the following objectives:
■Language acquisition
■Assisting in the acculturation process through introducing material that is based on real life-skills in the United States
■Teachers as cultural brokers, advocates, and friends
■Cultural exchange


Other English as a Second Language Classes: 

International Rescue Committee- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Intermediate Level.

Harold Smith School- Monday, Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Pre-Literacy – Beginner Level.

Harold Smith School- Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Intermediate Level – Advanced Level.

Larry C. Kennedy School- Monday, Wednesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Beginner Level.

Larry C. Kennedy School- Tuesday, Thursday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Intermediate Level.

Gateway Community College- Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm. Beginner Level.

Gateway Community College- Monday, Wednesday 11:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Pre- Literacy.

Chandler Village Apartments- Monday, Wednesday 9:30 am – 11:20 am. Beginner Level.