Small Group Classes
ESLC provides English language support for adult immigrants and refugees by training and providing mentorship support to our volunteers who teach small group ESL classes. Our small group classes are offered in locations where our students are already gathered, making it convenient for them to attend classes. We offer small-group classes in apartment complexes, and community and recreation centers.
Our class sizes are small and ESLC staff and volunteers regularly assess what life skills the students want to learn, focusing the curriculum for each small group class on developing language skills around the students’ specified needs.
We have partnered with the LDS Humanitarian Center, University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) at Hartland and the Hser Ner Moo Welcome Center at South Parc Apartments to serve refugee communities in those, and other, apartment complexes. We are one of four non-profit organizations collaborating with several departments from the University of Utah to provide a comprehensive approach to increase stability for refugee and immigrant families at a low-income apartment complex on the west side of Salt Lake City. We are looking to strategically expand our small group class offerings, evaluating potential new partnerships in geographic areas where there is a need for ESL instruction.