Overseas ESL for U.S-Bound Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities

9:30 - 10:15am

Convention Center C126

Presented at: TESOL 2014

In previous decades, U.S.-bound refugees were offered predeparture ESL; these programs were later eliminated. Presenters describe the history of overseas ESL for refugee populations, share the findings of recent overseas ESL pilots, and note challenges and opportunities in light of past experience and current resettlement trends and needs.