Providing English Language Classes Through Partnership

Winter 2024



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Author(s): Kathy Harris, Portland State University

One way that organizations serving adults with foundational skill needs such as English language can connect adult learners to those services is through partnerships. Many partnerships with adult education providers involve workforce development agencies but for adult English learners whose goals do not include employment, other partnerships are needed. One such partnership in Portland, Oregon, that arose to meet a specific need not being addressed by existing programs is called the Community ESL Project, a partnership between an affordable housing organization serving seniors and a university training English language teachers.

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