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Linguistic Integration Programs

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes & Tutoring

The Goal: Achieving Self-Sufficiency

 

Refugees resettled in the U.S. contribute positively to the diversity and enrichment of our country. However, it is crucial that refugees become economically self-sufficient as quickly as possible. Achieving economic self-sufficiency depends on the employment prospects of adult refugees, which hinges on a mixture of factors including transferable skills, family size and composition, job opportunities, and the resources available in the communities in which refugees resettle.

 
 
 
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Barriers Faced Upon Arrival

The most important factor influencing the economic self-sufficiency of refugees is the ability to speak English.  Unfortunately, newly arrived refugees often do not speak English, and have varying educational and employment histories.  Furthermore, increasing populations do not have close family members already living in the U.S. to help with their adjustment, integration, and acculturation. These factors create significant challenges for the resettlement agencies in meeting the needs of refugees.

 
 
 

What We Offer

In order to help refugees learn English in a more efficient way, we have a strong referral program that links refugees with ESL classes and Employment Programs that cater to their various levels of educational background. These are provided by different partners that offer teaching at their location specifically for the refugee population.

Columbus

The current schedule for high/low literacy is as follows:

When: Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Where: 1415 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43229

Toledo

The current schedule is as follows:

When: Every Monday - Thursday (Fridays off)

Upper Level Beginner: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Intermediate Level: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lower Beginners: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: 3450 W Central Ave, Suite 118, Toledo, OH 43606

Cleveland

ESL classes and tutoring are currently referred on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our Cleveland office to learn more:

Phone: 216-456-9630

Where: 2800 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44115

 
 

Programs by Office

US Together is proud to offer programs through local offices in three cities around Ohio. Click on your city to learn more about the services available closest to you.

 
 

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