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English Classes

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Our free English classes teach adult refugees, immigrants, citizens and asylees all levels of English from literacy to pre-college readiness. Students of all statuses are welcome.

While the Institute building is closed due to COVID-19, English classes will happen on phones, computers, and through the mail. See our schedule below. To join online classes, you will need a computer with internet or a smartphone with the Zoom app.

MFIP or school verification question? Contact the Languages Program Manager, Stacy.


Register for English Class

Interested in our English  or Citizenship classes? Intake is every Monday and Friday over Zoom. We do not do phone or form intake; students must attend a Zoom meeting to register.

Visit the link below and enter the Zoom code at the correct time to meet with a teacher and register for class. 

Mondays 
Teacher: Liz
3 – 4 p.m.
Be prepared to wait, students wait in the waiting room and enter intake one at a time.
https://zoom.us/join
Zoom Code: 834 8605 3303

Fridays 
By appointment only
Contact Liz, Class Intake Specialist, to schedule


English Class Schedule

GRAMMAR CLASSES

Grammar A

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Teacher: Stacy


Grammar B

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Teacher: Mary Ellen


Grammar C

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Teacher: Liz


Grammar D (Paused starting September 27)

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Teacher: Emily


SKILLS CLASSES

Computer Skills: Northstar

Practice using your computer for email, documents, Google, and more. Good for all English levels. 

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Teacher: Dani


Citizenship

Citizenship class is designed for those preparing for the Citizenship test but good for all learners. Learn about US History, Government, and practice the Citizenship interview. Good for all English levels. 

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Teacher: Dani


Driver’s Education

Learn about driving in the U.S. Study street signs, driving rules, and more to prepare for the permit test. Good for all English levels. 

When: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Teacher: Dani


Know Your Rights

Learn about your rights in the US. Class talks about worker rights, civil rights, tenant rights, and more. Good for all English levels. 

When: Mondays & Wednesdays, 12 – 1 p.m.

Teacher: Volunteer Tracy


Pronunciation (Day)

Practice speaking clearly. Good for all English levels. 

When: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Teacher: Mary Ellen


Writing for Work and College

Learn the writing skills you need to reach your goals. Good for all English levels.

When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 – 10 a.m.

Teacher: Liz


Literature

Read to improve your English. Good for students in Grammar C and D.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 – 10 a.m.

Teacher: Liz


Listening and Speaking: Role Plays

Learn to talk with confidence in the U.S. Good for all English levels.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 – 10 a.m.

Teacher: Dani


Conversation

Practice your speaking skills with native speakers of English. Good for all English levels.

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 1-2 p.m.


US Holidays

Learn about federal, religious, and cultural holidays in the U.S. Good for all English levels.

When: Thursdays, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Teacher: Liz


Community Orientation Workshops

Community Orientation Workshops teach about life in the United States. Good for all English levels.

When: Fridays, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Teacher: Quyen


Pronunciation (Evening) – (Starting October 5)

Practice speaking clearly. Good for all English levels. 

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m.

Teacher: Sarah

Laptop computer and smartphone to study English at home

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