Adult English Language Instruction

LiteracyCNY will enroll 30 adult refugees and/or immigrants in three small group English classes each year, targeting those with the most limited English. Instruction will be provided in small group classes held at the SEOC and supplemented with one-to-one tutoring and oral English practice in conversation groups led by trained volunteers. Students will be placed into classes depending on their English proficiency as measured by the BestPlus assessment test. Students will make learning gains on the BestPlus and/or achieve self-identified goals, e.g. participating in their children’s education, obtaining employment, improving family health, achieving U.S. Citizenship, and participating in community life.