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The Catholic Charities' English as a Second Language (ESL) program is an English language study program for non-native speakers. Our mission is to help improve the students’ level of English so they can become confident and successful in their life goals and as members of the community.  Our ESL program consists of group classes based on proficiency level as well as one-on-one tutoring.

What you do

Service learners can join a classroom of adult English Language Learners as Teacher's Assistants or work one-on-one as tutors. Our curriculum is based on workforce readiness and includes conversational English, grammar, reading, listening comprehension, writing, and vocabulary. All levels focus on practical language and everyday communication styles that enable adult immigrants to communicate in the workplace and interact with public officials, police officers, doctors, and teachers.  

What you learn

Loyola service learners can learn valuable intercultural communication skills, increase their cultural sensitivity, and learn how to problem solve during each evening's tutoring or teaching session. Service learners will have an opportunity to practice their leadership and organizational skills, and develop interpersonal abilities that will translate well into classroom or professional settings.


Immigrants/non-English speakers
People with low literacy
Other staff members at our agency


Preservice Requirements

Service Learners must complete the Online Safety Video Training.


Days and Times
9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm
5pm-8:45pm 5pm-8:45pm 5pm-8:45pm 5pm-8:45pm
Contact Information

Stella DeMizio
Family Literacy Coordinator and Tulane Site Facilitator

Laura Rivas
Language Access Programs Specialist

Location Address
via Zoom