English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes

Most of our ESOL classes are women-only in order to provide a culturally sensitive learning environment in which students can feel most comfortable. The classes focus on many aspects of learning English, and cater to the needs of our students, varying from basic literacy to forms of professional language and conversation practice. Emphasis is placed on self-efficacy and language for day-to-day interactions.

We currently offer multiple levels of ESOL in addition to other classes, some of which are new this year, including:

· Literacy 1 & 2
· Beginner
· Intermediate
· Advanced
· Conversation
· Civics
· Computer skills
· Pre-GED and test preparation

A placement exam is administered to each incoming student. Class cycles begin in September and January, though we offer some summer programs as well as informal conversation classes that may be arranged upon request. Please email Susannah Gund at Susannah@ArabAmericanNY.org or call the Association for more information.

Naturalization Test Preparation

In addition to our Civics classes, we offer one-on-one preparation for the United States Citizenship Exam. We teach American history, government and culture, and prepare clients for the speaking, reading, and writing portions of the test.

Please contact Brendan Davis at Brendan@ArabAmericanNY.org or call the Association for more information.

Employment Assistance

AAANY offers one-on-one assistance with matters related to employment, including resume creation, interview practice, and job search strategies.