USCRI Vermont's Education Department

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USCRI Vermont believes that education opens doors to opportunity for immigrants. Communication is a vital skill for survival and the key to leading independent lives. Language is the power that guides our emotional well-being, our social interactions, and our educational pursuits, which are passed down through generations.

USCRI Vermont provides over a dozen English Language Learning Classes as well as English for Special Purposes, Pathways to Higher Education Classes, and U.S.Citizenship Classes. We also provide private tutoring services if students are not able to attend class due to health or employment constraints. No client is left behind.

Learn more about classes below.

Education Programs

Enrollment: The Education Department conducts a personal intake to assess each client’s level of English, education, and personal needs as soon as they arrive in Vermont. All clients are scheduled for a placement test to determine the optimal language level and learning environment to meet their instructional needs. A class which fits into their work schedule will be assigned near their home. In some cases, a tutor will be assigned to provide in-home instruction. All clients ages 17-65 are welcome to continue attending English classes for up to five years or until they are naturalized citizens.

Class Locations:

  • Burlington – Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, The Family Room, Franklin Square Community Center
  • Winooski – Community College of Vermont, The O’Brien Community Center, United Methodist Church, The Champlain Mill
  • Select businesses where large numbers of clients are employed
  • Private homes

What to Expect:

Based on the results of the placement test, students will be placed in a class appropriate to their English language level.

Newcomer – Little or no English language experience

Intro – Some oral English skills and emerging speaking and writing skills

Level 1 – Early Intermediate

Level 2 – Intermediate

Level 3 – Advanced Intermediate

Level 4/5 – Advanced

USCRI Vermont uses the “Future: English for Results” curriculum in all levels except Newcomer. In Newcomer classes, we follow the scope and sequence of the “Future” series with a focus on building oral skills.

Are you an employer interested in learning more about how USCRI can support your employees with English in the workplace?

Let us bring English classes to you! If you have a significant number of New Americans in your workforce, we can collaborate to provide free work-site English language classes at times that work well for your employees and their work schedules.

We also offer fee-based, industry-specific English language classes customized for your business. Please call (802) 654-1704 to learn more about these services.


USCRI English Language Learning (ELL) Classes

Level City  Location Days Times
Newcomer Winooski United Methodist Church M/R 1:15pm-3:00pm
Newcomer Winooski CCV Room 104
1 Abenaki Way
M/W 10:00am-12:00pm
Intro Winooski Champlain Mill T/W 5:45pm-7:45pm
Levels 1 & 2 Winooski O’Brien Community Center M/W 9:00am-12:00pm
Pathways to Higher Education Level 3+ Winooski CCV Room 414 T/R 6:15pm-8:00pm
Newcomer Burlington Burlington High School, Partnership with Burundian Program Sat. 9:30am-12:30pm
Levels 1 & 2 Burlington Ohavi Zedek Synagogue T/R 10:00am-12:00pm
Newcomer/Intro Burlington Ohavi Zedek Synagogue T/R 1:00pm-2:30pm
Newcomer/Intro Burlington Franklin Square M, W 4:00pm-5:30pm, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Intro Burlington Family Room 23 Allen St. T/R 9:30am-11:30am


Citizenship Classes

Level City  Location Days Time
Newcomer Winooski O’Brien Community Center M/W 4:00pm-6:00pm

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