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English Classes

English Classes

Literacy Pittsburgh's students speak more than 80 different languages.

Immigrants and refugees coming to Pittsburgh face a new city, a new language, and a whole new way of life. Literacy Pittsburgh helps these individuals learn the English language and American culture so they can be comfortable and successful in their new home. Students also have the opportunity to prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

Teaching is tailored to each student’s skill level and goals. Classes focus on speaking and listening skills, succeeding in the workplace, digital literacy, and navigating day-to-day life in a new city and culture. 

Students come from all over the world seeking better opportunities for themselves and their families. Supportive teachers and tutors help students develop the language skills and self-confidence to thrive.

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This program is for students who plan to remain in the United States permanently. The program is not intended for visitors to the U.S. or those with an F1 Visa.

Student Spotlight: Richard
For Richard, a native of Rwanda, education changed everything. After being granted asylum in the United States, Richard arrived in Pittsburgh with a passion for learning.
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