bilingual education institute 35th anniversary

Eligibility Criteria

Bilingual Education Institute (BEI) has been serving refugee and immigrant students for over thirty 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. The institute is accredited by ACCET and upholds the educational standards mandated by the U.S. Department of Education. BEI provides quality teaching to our students, motivating them to achieve in academics, business, and in global and local communities.

Register for Classes:

6060 Richmond Ave, Ste. 180, Houston, TX 77057 or call 713-789-0333

Eligible Clients:

All clients must be at least 16 years old, lived in the U.S. for 5 years or less, and must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Refugee Status- from any country.
  • Asylee Status -asylum must be granted/approved.
  • Parolee- from Cuba or Haiti.
  • SIV – Special Immigration Visa Recipient.
  • Victim of Human Trafficking -must have approval letter from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

Required Documentation Needed to Register:

  • I-94 or Green Card
  • Social Security Card (if available)

We speak:

Arabic, Burmese, Chin, French, Farsi, Hindi Pashtu, Russian, Spanish, Serbian-Croatian, and Urdu.

BEI helps you take the first steps to achieving a successful life in the U.S!
Join us as a student or a volunteer!
Classes are sponsored by
Texas Health and Human Service Commission.

All classes are offered at no cost to eligible clients during the first five (5) years* of arrival to the United States.
*does not apply to Civics instruction

Contact Information

Phone: (713) 789-4555


Address: 6060 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057

Working Hours:Mon-Fri 8 AM - 9 PM & Sat 9 AM - 12 PM

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