Resources for teaching English to refugees in the US

When refugees arrive in America, their orientation often includes some survival English language.  This instruction is often done by volunteers with little training and materials.  Here are some helpful places to look for resources if this describes your current situation:

General Sites

Bridging refugee youth and children’s services (BRYCS)

CAL: Refugee Resources

Refugee Educators’ Network

UNHCR Teacher’s Corner


Children’s books on refugees

How to support refugee students in the classroom

Teaching Preliterate Adult Refugee Students

Teaching the alphabet effectively to adult ESL students


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