English for Speakers of Other Languages

English for Speakers of Other Languages Classroom

English for Speakers of Other Languages(ESOL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction is provided on year-round basis. Classes are offered in the daytime, evenings, or Saturdays.  Classes are offered at both our campuses.  Students are placed into one of three levels English coursework depending on their English proficiency.  Focus is on English Communicative skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - in order to increase students' interpersonal communications skills, decision making skill, and problem solving skills.  

The RI Works ESL/Job Readiness Program is forstudents who have been referred by the Department of Human Services orthe DIIRI Refugee Resettlement Department. Most participants enter withreading levels between 0 and 3rd grade and are provided with instructionin English language skills contextualized around a job readinesscurriculum.

Citizenship Preparation Classes combine ESL and literacyinstruction with citizenship content-based education for students whomeet the eligibility requirements for the naturalization exam.


For more information on English and Citizenship classes call 784-8602 or email admissions@diiri.org