ESL In-Home Program of Northern NevadaESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada
ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada provides instruction at no cost to adult individuals who wish to learn or improve their English language skills regardless of sex, age, race, religion or national origin. ESL In-Home Program empowers people to b... Read more
ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada provides instruction at no cost to adult individuals who wish to learn or improve their English language skills regardless of sex, age, race, religion or national origin. ESL In-Home Program empowers people to become more productive members of their local communities by providing them with the language and cultural skills necessary for life in America.
We focus on needs of non-English speaking adults living. Our goal is to help parents of SCHOOL CHILDREN TO LEARN ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS to HELP THEIR CHILDREN WITH HOMEWORK AND OTHER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES.
With English acquisition,adults have a greater opportunity to find gainful employment, advance in current jobs, become independent of social service, enter higher education institutions, reduce their social isolation and cultural separation,become contributing members of their community,likely to be more engaged in their children's educational life as their English proficiency continues to grow with positive social and emotional health of their children as a consequence. The role model their parents and grandparents are providing in bettering themselves educationally will likely positively impact their children to also achieve educational goals.
The program's success is exemplified by the following:--Over 5,000 adults have been helped - 240 are now U.S. citizens--88 more are now studying for the exam--Some are studying for a GED--Many have found jobs--Some have advanced in their employment--Parents are communicating with teachers and medical personnel without interpreters--Parents and grandparents help their children with homework-- Students now shop in English-speaking establishments--Some attend higher education.
I have been a volunteer tutor with ESL Program for about a year and look forward to continuing. It is gratifying to work with students who are so dedicated to learning English, perseverant (in spite of personal challenges), and unfailingly appreciative. Working with this program is highly rewarding and highly recommended.
I have been in involved in the ESL In Home Program for over 8 years. I started as a tutor, next as an Americorp Vista volunteer assigned to expand the program into Douglas County and currently serve as a member on the Board of Directors. This program has been of benefit to so many people. The biggest thrill has been to see the relationship develop between the tutor and student. I am very proud to be a part of this program.
by Florence G. P. from NV
(Administrator for this Organization)(February 7, 2015)
The program enables children to achieve the "American Dream" by tutoring their parents who want to learn to speak, read, write and understand English. The parents then help their children with homework and school activities, can communicate with teachers and medical personnel without interpreters, attain GED for jobs, and become U.S. citizens.
I am honored to be a small part of this program. It is run by caring administrators and with the utmost professionalism. The goals of the program are simplistic, yet realistic. The rewards to the students are not measurable by traditional standards, but are life altering. The program opens up education, job and overall better life opportunities to the students and their families. The program rewards the tutors by touching their hearts and also expanding their life experiences and even helps them learn or improve their ability to speak another language.
by Carmen J. from Carson City, NV
(November 28, 2009)
It is truly worthwhile and rewarding work. The clients are so appreciative of the time that volunteers spend tutoring them. They are anxious to learn English so they can communicate at work, with doctor's appointments, understand and help their children with their homework. Their are many more reasons. For the tutor there is a sense of accomplishment as the student progresses and begins to speak English.