• ENGLISH PROGRAM

  • Being well-versed in the English language is critical to accessing higher education and employment. Our English Program matches students with tutors, providing a detailed curriculum and personalized training to ensure success.

     

    The application for new English tutors for Fall 2019 is now open.

  • How It Works

    1

    Match

    Once selected, students and tutors are matched based on their language abilities, age, gender and interests.

    2

    Train

    Tutors go through an intensive virtual two-week training on the Syrian crisis, working with impacted persons, as well as language pedagogies.

    3

    Learn

    Matched pairs meet on Skype for two-hour weekly sessions for 16 weeks, using a custom, four-level curriculum.

    4

    Grow

    Tutors and staff assist students in preparing a CV and a personal statement, and also assist them in accessing professional development webinars.

    5

    Apply

    Students may apply for a test fund that covers exam fees and logistical costs for taking the IETLS or TOEFL exams. Selection is based on staff's approval.

  • A Language to Open International Doors

    The English language is a medium for students and tutors alike to learn about each other, the cultures they come from and the impact of current events on their lives. Our lessons promote cross-cultural exchanges that go beyond the screen, fostering relationships and a deeper compassion for those across the globe.

  • Program Impact

    Our surveys show high levels of English mastery and satisfaction among our participants.

    Language Preparedness

    73% of students felt prepared to use English in a university or work setting.

     

    *127 student responses

    Two-Way Learning

    Nearly all of our tutors said the Syrian Crisis felt closer to home after tutoring a student.

     

    *79 tutor responses

    Program Growth

    We've grown to serve hundreds of students each semester.

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