Adults with limited English-language and employment skills as well as those lacking educational credentials receive literacy education, English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, civics and citizenship classes, access to and support in the use of technology, support in transitioning to postsecondary education or employment, life skills, and counseling and case management.
English as a Second Language classes are focused on meeting everyday communication needs in the home, at work, and in the community. Basic literacy instruction is focused on reading, writing, and math skills to help participants meet their individual goals. Classes address adults’ limited knowledge and skills that pose barriers to further education, employment, and participation in society.
Citizenship classes are geared toward students with intermediate to advanced English skills. This is due to the nature of the English Language requirements built into the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ naturalization test. Classes are only held a few times a year and have limited seating.
Technology Skills are built into every adult class at the IAC. A smartboard brings technology into the classroom and a computer lab allows students to extend their learning beyond the classroom.
Participants in all IAC programs have access to bilingual counseling, translation, interpretation services, referrals in areas such as health care and recreation, and support in developing cross-cultural understanding and cultivating racial harmony.
Classes are held in our main building 4934-36 Old York Road Philadelphia, PA 19141, are open to the community, and are free of charge.
For more information please contact our Education Coordinator:
(215) 457-0272 ext. 103
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