Central United Methodist Church, 639 N 25th Street
By Car: Head west on W Wisconsin Ave toward N 12th St. Turn left onto N 25th St and your destination will be on the right.
By bus: Take any bus heading 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.
Mandatory Orientation: Monday, January 30th at 5:30pm-7:00pm
Days/Hours of Volunteering: To be determined at Sign Up Night Jan. 25
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 at Agency: Students will tutor a small group or work one-on-one with a student with direction from the ESL instructor. They will also assist adult learners in basic word processing or using educational software and provide technical assistance for IBM computers.