Program Overview

The flagship program of Elena’s Light!

ESL is our one-on-one English as a second language tutoring program.  It was purposefully designed with accessibility in mind: classes are 100% free to clients, offer flexible scheduling options, and are conveniently offered in the comfort of the client’s home. Our ESL curriculum is customizable based on each client’s individual needs and goals. We focus on “practical” and “working” ESL skills, preparing clients to embrace their independence and feel comfortable navigating their new home communities.  

ESL Initiatives

Driving Permit

We empower individuals to embrace independence by preparing them for the CT DMV driver’s license examination. Our programs foster cross-cultural friendships and provide safe spaces for cultural exchange among refugee and immigrant youth.

Refugee Women Circle

In collaboration with community partners, Elena’s Light creates and runs a 5-week program for refugee women. Our clients share that they leave feeling empowered and passionate about learning everything from health insurance to skills for landing a job,  good childcare practices, and more. These workshops are taught by our staff.

Online ESL

We connect clients with personal tutors for online learning that is specialized to each woman’s level of literacy. Classes are 100% free to clients. We offer flexible scheduling options conveniently offered in the comfort of the client’s home. Our staff coordinates and provides services in Dari, Farsi, Pashto, & Arabic.

Programs at Elena's Light

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ESL Student Onboarding

Please use this form to refer students within your organization to our ESL Program.

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