Education + Social Justice

Building Bridges: E.S.O.L. Tutoring

Building Bridges: E.S.O.L Tutoring offers an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to provide one-on-one tutoring to members of our community who work in food services and custodial staff. Not only does it offer concrete skills for the ESOL students and great experience for the tutors, but it also builds relationships that bridge differences and creates a stronger Emmanuel College community. It is social justice and education at work.

ESOL at a Glance

  • Weekly one-on-one tutoring
  • Campus Ministry ESOL Resource Library
  • Lesson Planning Workshops
  • Tutor Talk lunches and dinners
  • International Potluck
  • ESOL World language event

“It's good to build connections with ESOL students, specifically immigrants and refugees with less opportunities.” -ESOL tutor

Building Bridges: E.S.O.L. Tutoring is so rewarding. It may seem daunting, but for your student to get an hour of one-on-one tutoring and exposure to the English language is powerful, and they definitely appreciate it.” -ESOL Tutor

El Salvador

"I am from El Salvador: Centro America. The language I speak is Spanish. I came to United States for progress.  I joined ESOL to learn English. I am learning to write and speak in English. My teacher explains everything well."


"I am from Brazil and a Harvard maintenance employee. I have been working at Emmanuel
College for six years and have taken ESOL classes for 4 years. This is a wonderful program offered by Campus Ministry."