Holy Family University’s English as a Second Language Initiative for Newly-Arrived Ukrainians Now Accepting New Applicants
Holy Family University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) initiative for newly-arrived Ukrainian adults is now accepting new applicants.
The classes are free and open to members of the community who are at least 18 years old. Classes start in June at Holy Family University's Northeast Philadelphia campus (9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114) and online.
- Online class (June 6 to August 24, 2023, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m.)
- In-person class (June 21 to July 31, 2023, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.)
Interested applicants can register at holyfamily.edu/ukraine-esl.
In Fall 2022, Holy Family launched an English as a Second Language (ESL) initiative for Ukrainian immigrants on its Northeast Philadelphia campus to ensure a welcoming and accessible learning community for all. The University established the initiative after presenting Volodymyr Zelenskyy, J.D., president of Ukraine, an honorary degree in absentia at its 2022 Commencement ceremony.
Since the launch of the initiative, over 100 newly arrived Ukrainians have attended classes at no cost to help them improve their English proficiency and become familiar with the Philadelphia community.