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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 in-person. We do not do phone or form intake; students must come in person to register.

Visit the link below to schedule a registration time. 

Class Appointment Registration Link 

Mondays (No Testing January 10, or January 17)
Testing in-person
Our Como building is closed. Testing is on University Ave in St. Paul. You will receive the address at intake.
*Students must schedule a Monday appointment

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English Class Schedule

CORE ENGLISH CLASSES

English A

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

Teacher: Stacy


English B

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

Teacher: Mary Ellen


English C

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

Teacher: Liz


English D

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

Teacher: Quyen


SKILLS CLASSES

Math 1

Learn the skills and English vocabulary for beginner math (+-x/=). Good for all English levels. 

When: Fridays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Teacher: Quyen (Sarah)


Citizenship

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

When: See Citizenship site

Teacher: Dani


Community Orientation Workshops

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

When: Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Teacher: Carrie


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: Abdel


Pronunciation (Evening)

Practice speaking clearly. Good for Advanced English levels. 

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

Teacher: Sarah


Lower Level Writing

Learn writing skills to grow from word to sentence to paragraph. Good for Grammars A and B.

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Teacher: Abdel


Writing for College 

Learn writing skills needed for higher education in the US. Good for students in Grammars C and D.

When: Tuesdays, Wednesday, & 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, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Teacher: Abdel


Conversation

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

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


History of the U.S. after 1900

Learn about the near past of the U.S.. This class is good for those interested in Citizenship but unable to attend. Good for all English levels.

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

Teacher: Abdel


Mental Health in the Workplace 

Learn about working in a medical field and the mental health of patients. Good for all English levels and those interested in working as Nursing Assistants, Dietary Aides, Medical Assistants, Nurses, and Doctors. 

When: Thursdays, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Teacher: Liz

 

Laptop computer and smartphone to study English at home

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