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2015 Holiday Appeal - Beyond Syria
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Since last summer all of the United States witnessed the mass migration of Syrian refugees fleeing their brutal civil war. This exodus left many wondering what were the implications for refugee resettlement in the US: http://goo.gl/vbB8GH
 
2015 Holiday Appeal - Survivor Support Services
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Although Domestic Violence occurs at the same rate across all communities. The murder rate is significantly higher among immigrant and refugee women because of the barriers they face in seeking freedom. Read the latest installment of our 2015 Holiday Appeal: http://goo.gl/l7Uho9

 
2015 Holiday Appeal - Cultural Calendar
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Whether the Chopin Singing Society, Korean Dancers, Ugandan drummers, or the Karen Wrist Tying festival, IIB has been home to newcomer celebrations for more than a century.

 
2015 Holiday Appeal - Akili's Story
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Akili and his wife Reny fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2008. After a 1,300 mile journey and six years in a refugee camp, they're building a new life in Buffalo: http://goo.gl/EfYNms

 
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English as a Second Language

The Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at the International Institute Monday - Thursday most weeks of the year. Five levels of classes, from beginner to advanced, are offered, free of charge, in morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Citizenship and TOEFL preparation classes are also available.

For more information, contact the BPS Adult Education ESL office at (716) 884-9672 or you can call (716) 887-3912 for assistance.

Click the links below to see the course descriptions.

 

Click here to visit the Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division website.

 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

This course focuses on the four main skill areas of English: speaking, listening, writing and reading. New students may start any time during the year. Students from all countries, and at all skill levels - from beginning to advanced - are welcome to attend. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions offered all year. the year

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The mission of the International Institute of Buffalo is to assist immigrants, refugees, their families, and others who face linguistic and cultural barriers to become self-sufficient, productive members of our community, and to increase global understanding and international connections in Western New York.
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