ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Classes
Project READ is the primary ESOL [English for Speakers of Other Languages] referral source in Dayton. By calling the referral hotline, one can be referred to an ESOL class based on time preference, child care availability, location/bus route, and skill level. One doesn’t need to speak English in order to access the hotline- interpretation is available for free. The hotline also has free telephonic interpretation available to limited English proficient (LEP) callers.
To take advantage of this support service, contact the Project READ Helpline at (937) 461-7323.
ESOL LOCATIONS (please report errors to: firstname.lastname@example.org):
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Contextualized ESOL Classes
ESOL Cooking Classes: Culinary arts classes, open to English Language Learners and English-speaking students and taught by a chef and an ESL instructor, are held at Montgomery County Job and Family Services (JFS; 1111 S Edwin C Moses Blvd.). Eight-week (8-week) sessions are offered four (4) times a year. Upcoming classes begin June 5, August 14, and October 16, 2017; and January 16 and April 2, 2018. Students meet Monday through Thursday 9am-3pm at JFS and then participate in a two-week (2-week) internship at a local restaurant or food service provider. Students receive academic and WEP (Work Experience Program) credit through Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) and classes are free if taken for WEP credit. For more information contact MVCTC at (937) 854-6297 or refer to MVCTC’s website (http://www.mvctc.com/ae/able) or JFS’s website (https://www.thejobcenter.org/about-us/partner-organizations.html).
ESOL Sewing Classes: Dayton Train to Sew at 721 Springfield St. holds regular classes to train non-native English speakers for employment in industrial sewing. Eight-week (8-week) classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-8pm and include sewing lessons alongside group and individual ESL instruction. Thanks to the support of community partners, classes are currently free. For more information, contact Dayton Train to Sew (DaytonTrain2Sew@gmail.com; 937-388- 5100) or refer to Dayton Sewing Collaborative’s website (https://daytonsewing.com/services/traintosew/).
ESOL Gardening Classes: Harvest for Hope Garden at 300 St. Louis Ave. offers free gardening classes taught by a master gardener and an ESL instructor. Six-week (6-week) classes are held seasonally Monday through Thursday 9am-12:30pm. Students are taught gardening, English, and soft skills for employment. For more information, contact Tom Bensman (email@example.com; 317-529- 3209) or refer to Harvest for Hope’s website (https://www.harvest4hopedayton.org/).