Writing about Language
Voices from a Community Refugee Education Program
The Refugee Education Program (REP) has been a part of the Tucson community for 40 years. It runs through Pima Community College as part of Adult Basic Education for College and Career (ABECC) and is funded by the Department of Economic Security’s Refugee Resettlement Program. Refugees who have been in the country for less than five years are able to take advantage of free classes; afterwards, many transition to ELAA (English Language Acquisition for Adults) classes or to credited Pima classes and training programs. Our job as REP instructors is to prepare people for their first job in the US as well as provide a pathway into the mainstream adult basic education system.
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