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International Learning Program - Neighborhood House of Milwaukee


 

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The purpose of the International Learning Program 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.
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