Contextualized ESL and Skills Training
The Welcoming Center’s ESOL programs integrate English language development with digital literacy and knowledge of the job search process and workplace culture in the United States.
Foundations for Communication in the U.S. (FOCUS)
On May 16, 2021, The Welcoming Center kicked off the FOCUS: Next Steps program. This program is a pilot adaptation of our integrated ESL and skills training course to the online setting. Six students from five different countries will spend six weeks improving their English language, digital literacy, and job search skills, while also receiving personal coaching and support to pursue training, education, or family-sustaining employment after the challenges of the past year.