Learning English (ESL)

Volunteers can assist refugee clients in learning English in the following ways:

Enrolling in ESL Classes:  Instructions can be found on the ESL Class Enrollment page.

ESOL Job Class at Winston-Salem office: Volunteers can participate in facilitating and assisting with in-office ESL classes for adults who are waiting to be employed. These classes provide basic language skills and community connections, and help students prepare to communicate in the workplace. 

In-Home ESL Tutoring Program: One volunteer (or a couple) can be paired with one client adult (or couple) to complete 30 hours of ESL tutoring within about 3 months, in the client’s home. This is a great way to build relationship, practice conversation, build relevant vocabulary, and personalize curriculum to fit the needs, proficiency, and progress of each student.

Finally, don’t be surprised if you learn as much as your student. Tutoring can be a great experience for both of you.