English At Large programs are life changing!
Through our network of highly trained and supported volunteers, more than 6,000 hours of service is delivered in 21 local communities each year. EAL programs help immigrants and refugees acquire the English language skills and cultural knowledge they need to:
- Attain Citizenship
- Secure meaningful employment and advance their career
- Access community resources
- Attend to their health and that of their children
- Participate in their children’s education
- Engage in community activities
- Enroll in training or higher education
… begin a new life in the United States!
With the support of our community, in 2017:
- 383 learners in our Conversation Groups reported improved vocabulary and speaking confidence
- 62 learners in our Tutoring Program demonstrated improved English in standardized tests
- 41 learners advanced their careers through promotion or increased pay
- 37 learners reported better communication with a child’s teachers
- 8 learners in our Career Access Lab applied for a job for the first time; 4 had interviews
- 7 learners enrolled in post secondary education
- 3 learners applied for US citizenship
Meet Kathy and Babak
Kathy and Babak are learners in the English At Large One-to-One Tutoring Program. As a married couple they came to the United States with their son from Iran in 2010.
They spoke little English and the transition was hard for the family — they had no relatives in the area. They had no one to guide them on how much an apartment should cost, where to live, how to rent a car, or provide other vital information.
“When we came here we didn’t have anything and it was hard” explains Kathy. This process was made harder by the language barrier. “We didn’t know English, and it was horrible.” Read more …
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English At Large (EAL) is a nonprofit that provides individual and small group instruction through a volunteer network to adult English language learners.
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Want to actively support the continued growth and success of immigrants in your community? Share your passion, leadership and experience with EAL. We are recruiting volunteers and interns. Work with us! https://t.co/ET44aqjOs5
Registration for our Fall Conversation Groups is now open! Learn more about this program for #English language learners and enroll in a group here: https://t.co/turxr5sBvJ
Recent @NatImmForum report shows #immigrants & #refugees are more likely to start businesses than US born & that these businesses revitalize local economies: https://t.co/PclQCch1Ex @IIRGMU
Representation matters. A key first step is to register & mobilize voters of color, incl. naturalized #immigrants & children of immigrants. But we also need to actively encourage emerging political leaders.
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Food was the topic at a recent conversation group at the @walthamlibrary! A delicious way to learn new words and share culture!
Thank you @CindyFriedmanMA for your efforts to preserve programs for local immigrants. Also co-sponsors @SenJasonLewis @JamieEldridgeMA @BarrettSenate and our reps @repjaykaufman and Jim Dwyer
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Fun in the office today giving feedback to one of our learners on the English he uses as a ballroom dance instructor at @SuperShagStudio
It's a Scavenger Hunt … with Libraries! Visit 5 libraries to receive a prize (1 per group while supplies last) Be sure to post your photos and tag @winpublib.
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Thank you @CindyFriedmanMA for your work to secure funding for local #ESOL programs. You are our hero!
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