English Learning Center New Volunteer Orientation English Teaching At the E nglish L earning C enter, we are a learning community of refugees, immigrants and advocates. Our mission is building knowledge for better lives and livelihoods. . Our Mission. Student Story: Aziza
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English Learning CenterNewVolunteer OrientationEnglish TeachingAt the English Learning Center, we are a learningcommunity of refugees, immigrants and advocates. Our mission is building knowledge for better livesand livelihoods.
Student Story: Aziza
Aziza was an English 5/6 student, but she did not enter the school at such a high level. Just a couple short years earlier, Aziza was a new student in English 2. She studied hard and rapidly advanced to English 4! Aziza took a year off when she had her child, but she did not stop studying. She returned to school and placed into English 5/6. Aziza stayed in that class for nearly a year, closely watching her test results; anxious to “graduate” from this course as well. Finally, the day came when Aziza’s test score leapt out of range for her class and we knew she was ready to move on. She passed the GED entrance exam on her first attempt! Her goals is to study nursing.
Our core value is to educationally empower our students and their families towards self-determination. We desire for our students to determine for themselves what constitutes success. Our goal is to tear down the barriers of language and culture so our students can make their dreams happen, whatever those dreams may be.
Muslim students Students pray 5 times a day. In the restrooms there are plastic jugs to cleanse their bodies before they pray – don’t throw these away.
There is a separate praying area for men and women.
Even if it’s only to give them a pat for doing a good job, we recommend not touching students.
Some students do not shake hands, so wait for them to initiate that particular greeting.
In case of a fire
1) Evacuate the building immediately
2) Instruct all students to leave calmly and meet in courtyard in back of church or yard north of Men’s Transitional House
Morning Volunteer Coordinator:
Office: (612) 874-9963 x 3
Cell: (612) 695-8671
Evening Volunteer Coordinator:
Office: (612) 874-9963 x 2
Cell: (612) 695-8256