The Intown ESL For Peace Program is made up of a group of international scholars and students, immigrants, refugees, international visitors, and American citizens from local communities. They work together to help one another grow in English fluency, explore various cultures, develop intercultural capacities for peacebuilding, and grow lasting friendships.
Our program offers FREE ESL classes to adults and hosts multiple events throughout the year, such as potlucks and holiday parties. We may have rides from the Emory campus area regularly available. Contact Ben Allin, the lead ESL for Peace Coordinator for more info.
Our mission is to facilitate learning through relationships. We are all learning. We welcome people of all ages from all national, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds to join and be a part of our community of learning and friendship.
We focus on providing English as a second language help to immigrants, refugees, international students and scholars, and family members of those groups. We also focus on developing friendships and helping one another grow in their cross-cultural peacebuilding skills.
Our hope and goal is for people to not only learn English and to carry these learned language skills to various settings, but to also establish relationships that will give them a sense of belonging and foster a deep web of community. We also hope that participants from all national, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds will help one another to better love and communicate cross-culturally.