Support Services

As a newcomer to the United States, learning English can help connect you to your new home and your new community. Our goal at BEI is to help you achieve your American Dream and overcome any obstacles by giving you one of the most powerful tools – communication. We teach you the English you need for community and work. If the idea of taking an English class doesn’t seem realistic, consider the support services that we provide to help you achieve your goals.

Academic Advising:

Finding employment can be stressful, especially when you are new to America. Our Student Advisor is here to assist and help you complete the steps to fulfill your career path. Sometimes this means continuing your life long career here in the US. Other times, it means finding a new career goal. Our Career Advising services can help to identify training opportunities, resume writing, English language classes, job skills classes, and more!

Career Advising:

Finding employment can be stressful, especially when you are new to America. Our Student Advisor is here to assist and help you complete the steps to fulfill your career path. Sometimes this means continuing your life long career here in the US. Other times, it means finding a new career goal. Our Career Advising services can help to identify training opportunities, resume writing, English language classes, job skills classes, and more!

Add-On Services

BEI offers childcare during class time, so that Mom and Dad can continue to learn English while the children are taken care of.

BEI may be your language provider, but did you know that we can help you find other resources in the community? As a student at BEI, you are part of a bigger network of support. Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions. We can refer you to other Refugee Service providers for employment support, housing needs, GED preparation, etc. We have developed years of community networks, too. Be sure to meet with BEI’s Student Advisor to learn more.

We are all language learners and we know what it feels like to be a beginner learner. In times when needed, our diverse staff and faculty can help you in your native language. We have language support in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hindi, German, Gujarati, Japanese, Kazakh, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Pashto, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yoruba.

When you move to a new city, sometimes it takes a while to learn the streets and get comfortable exploring. Because of this, we offer most of our classes near your home, in a location that’s easy to walk to. If you are comfortable with public transportation, you may be able to take a class at our campus. Bus tokens are available for students to come to BEI, as needed.

Applying for US Citizenship?

BEI helps refer eligible clients for Free US Citizenship prep courses through CCT Houston.

Classes are for English learners and focus on preparing students for the Naturalization interview, English and US Civics/History exam. Practice the interview, the test, and learn the English needed to be successful. Successful completers also gain access to legal assistance and representation for their naturalization process from Catholic Charities.

Contact cynthia@ccthouston.org

Request more information on Citizenship Prep Course

Volunteer with us!

The field of English Language Learning is a truly global field with opportunities to work with diverse cultures at home or travel the globe teaching and meeting new people. Whether you are interested in teaching at home or traveling abroad, BEI can help you with training needed to become a professional English Language Teacher.

Our Volunteer Teacher Training Program is designed to help candidates become successful English Language teachers by providing:

  • Basic tips and techniques for effective English Language Instruction.
  • Teaching methodologies to engage students of all ages and levels.
  • Classroom management and lesson planning strategies for different levels.
  • Latest practices in EL Trends, Blended Learning, and Communicative strategies.
  • Practical work experience for new EL teachers interested in teaching at home and abroad.

So if you are considering a career in English Language education, need to complete your practicum, or just want to travel and work across the globe, contact BEI to start your EL career.

Volunteer Today!

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