Address: Central United Methodist Church, 639 N 25th Street
Senior Refugee Citizen Class: Washington Park, 4420 W Vilet St.
Transportation: Walk or take any bus west on Wisconsin Ave. The church is on the corner of 25th and Wisconsin. International Learning Center is in the lower level of the church. Use the door off the parking lot in the rear.
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 5 Minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 2 Minutes
Mandatory Orientation: TBD
Days/Hours of Operation:
Description of Agency/Activities: The purpose of the International Learning Center is to provide English language and communication skills to Southeast Asian and African adult refugees who have had little or no prior education in their own country. Most students function at a 4th grade reading level or lower. A primary goal is to help students regain their self-sufficiency and become contributing members of the community. The curriculum emphasizes practical life skills and job readiness. Students are taught to speak, read, and write at a level required to perform such tasks as filling out job applications, making appointments, finding a job, going to doctor's appointments, and attending a parent-teacher conference.
Regular program activities include English classes from entry to Pre-GED levels, helping in the math lab and computer lab, tutoring, and bilingual assistance. In the computer lab, students learn basic word processing and practice skills using educational software.
Student Role in Agency:
Commitment: Orientation plus 2 hours per week throughout the semester. Site Coordinator requests that you notify her when it's your last week of service. Also if you attend this site it has to be equivalent to a JOB PRIORITY. If you miss without contacting the site, you will no longer be able to complete your service