English as a Learning
Language (ELL) Class
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 am to noon
at the UU Urban Ministry
Renewal House offers English classes to shelter residents and others affected by domestic violence. These twice weekly classes are taught by volunteers and cover conversational English, grammar, vocabulary, and life skills. A combination of group work and individual tutoring provides each student with help at her own level.
Classes begin with students and teachers sharing breakfast and a bi-lingual check-in. Volunteers focus on building students’ confidence and providing a safe and comfortable learning environment. Teachers are given training in ELL and domestic violence issues.
Childcare is available for the children of both teachers and students.
If you are interested in volunteering as an ELL teacher or childcare provider, please fill out our online volunteer application
and note your interest in ELL.