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English Language Learners

new arrivalsIn keeping with our Vincentian mission, collaboration with agencies serving immigrant, refugee and migrant families are embraced along with P-12 partnerships in serving English language learners in the Western New York area.

In collaboration with Catholic Charities, we developed the Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute. Through an intensive eight-week training and internship program, we prepare refugees for success in the hospitality industry.

English Language Learners (ELL) will be able to:

  • Advocate for their needs and the needs of their family within governmental agencies, business, school and social environments 
  • Understand spoken English, American sayings, and colloquial language
  • Compose simple letters and complete applications