English as a Second Language (ESL) & Civics
A key to economic self-sufficiency in the United States, is the ability to speak English. Low English literacy levels can limit employment, educational opportunities, parenting, and civic engagement. Access to these services can lead to citizenship, better jobs, family unification, health care, increased educational opportunities for children and adults, and fuller participation in community – the building blocks of strong communities and healthy societies. ESL/Civics provides contextual instruction on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, naturalization procedures, civic participation and U.S. history and government while teaching English as a Second Language. Students in the Civics class are well prepared for the U.S. citizenship written exam and oral interview.
For nearly 25 years, the Hispanic Family Center has provided English as a Second Language (ESL) and Civics classes. Students receive intensive English language instruction throughout an eight week cycle, for twelve hours per week; with courses that are offered year round. The organization is committed to providing the community with this opportunity to enhance civic participation and improve economic mobility – to achieve further self-sufficiency. HFC also serves as one of many partners in the Camden County Adult Basic Skills Consortium, which provides comprehensive literacy services to the community. HFC offers its ESL/Civics courses, which are provided for through Title II Services.
If you have questions or need additional information about ESL/Civics, please call (856) 964-4692.