BEI’s RSS Department advantages

  • No-Cost Classes for Eligible Students
  • Language Support (Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Pashto, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu)
  • Career Advising
  • Academic Advising
  • Support Services Available
  • Referral Support to our Partners

Welcome to Refugee Department Community Involvement

Bilingual Education Institute (BEI) has been serving refugee and immigrant students for 40 years.

During the last thirty years, BEI has provided ESL classes to thousands of new immigrants, refugees, asylees, trafficking victims, and visitors from abroad who represent all social, educational, ethnic, and economic levels.

Jake Mossawir
Executive Director

Who we are

BEI provides quality teaching to our students, motivating them to achieve in academics, business, and in global and local communities. Achievements in these areas empower our students in language learning and enable them to demonstrate advancements in their language abilities.

Our experience

BEI has experience in teaching English in various capacities: Basic Literacy, ESL, Intensive English Program, Job Readiness, and Workplace ESL including but not limited to safety and job-related speaking and vocabulary courses.

Our job-related classes have worked with many different types of industries: food service, restaurants, and hotels, manufacturing, and heating and cooling insulation.

BEI is part of a Houston Refugee Consortium of refugee service providers who have been working in partnership for the last 15 years. The consortium of agencies partner is sharing State funding such as RSS, TAG, and TAD in an effort to provide more efficient and holistic services to refugees resettled in Houston.

For the past 10 years, BEI has been the primary contractor for all RSS Education Services Programs and has extensive experience in training, consulting, and monitoring programmatic and fiscal compliance to ensure the successful outcomes of partnering programs.


Refer a Student

Our Programs and Services are at no-cost to clients who meet the eligibility criteria. We offer English language classes, Literacy classes, Work-Site English for employers, and more; Plus support services to help students complete their education plan.

Our Partners

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