English Language Training for Refugees

Refugees arriving in the U.S. come with a wide variety of educational and linguistic backgrounds.  Some have no formal educational experience and come eager to learn basics like how to use a pencil and introduce themselves in English.  Others come with a high level of English and are able to assist with translation in our office. No matter their level, all refugees come with aspirations to understand and be understood in their new American context. They are ready to use their unique abilities and talents to build upon the skills they bring to America.

Interested in Volunteering with the English Language Training Program?

Become an ESL In Home Tutor: Help teach the basics of English to an adult refugee in their home and become friends in the process. ESL teaching certificate is encouraged but not required. If you do not have certification but want to volunteer in this way, let World Relief know and we can refer you to our ESL partners who offer training. Routine meeting (weekly if possible) for 3-6 months.

Enrolling in English Services

Are you a refugee or asylee interested in improving your English? World Relief may be able to help you. Call 901.341.0220 or come to our office in Memphis.