TEACHING PRACTICAL ENGLISH
The Women’s English Language Fluency Program is designed to connect refugee and immigrant women with English as a Second Language (ESL) courses that focus on “practical and life skills.” This ESL course is designed specifically for women in order to create a learning environment that allows the student maximum comfort.
Although most studies show that immigrants contribute positively to America’s economy, those who are not proficient in the English language tend to earn lower levels of income than those who are proficient. Many female immigrants and refugees must work outside the home to contribute financially to their households. Often these women may be the sole adult financial contributors, so their income level is of even more significance.
Female immigrants or refugees who do not work outside the home also need strong English language skills in order to support their children in public schools.