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Education
 

Education is key to helping people of diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds to:

  • Improve communication

  • Increase skills to obtain and keep a job

  • Integrate into the American culture and life; and

  • Achieve the American dream.


English as a Second Language
ESL instruction is critical to the successful adjustment and integration of immigrants and refugees to their new homeland.
We offer courses in four levels to improve the language proficiency in areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking English:


Level 1: Introduction to reading, writing, and vocabulary words in day-to-day adult situations for those with little to no previous English instruction.

Level 2: Expands reading, writing, and vocabulary words, and introduction to basic grammar. Develops greater skills in listening and speaking for basic communication.

Level 3: Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to function satisfactorily in most real-life situations.

Level 4
: Refine skills needed in conversations beyond survival needs.

Instruction is offered by our multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and ESL certified staff who understands and have experienced the difficulties that a speaker of limited English proficiency can face in the adjustment process. That is why at MSM, we are committed to low student-to-teacher ratio, which is conducive to a more productive learning environment, and utilize curriculum tailored for everyday life.

To find out when the next course is offered, eligibility requirements, or to enroll for a course, please contact MSM.
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Vocational English as a Second Language
In today's economy high-paying unskilled jobs are increasingly difficult to find and more so for immigrants and refugees with limited English proficiency. Often, when a worker finds employment, job retention remains precarious.

MSM's vocational ESL builds competencies that help a person get a job, maintain a job, and thrive on the job by utilizing work-place centered and worker-centered instructions.

To Get a Job - be able to orally give personal information; express ability; express likes and dislikes; and answer and ask questions.

To maintain a Job - be able to follow oral and written directions; understand and use safety language; ask for clarification; make small talk; and make requests.

To Thrive on the Job - be able to participate in group discussions; give, as well as follow directions; teach others; hypothesize; predict outcomes; state a position; express an opinion; negotiate; interrupt; and take turns.

Instruction is offered by our multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and ESL certified staff. To find out when the next course is offered, eligibility requirements, or to enroll in a course, please contact MSM.

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Employer

MSM also works with local area employers to custom design job specific vocational English to improve workplace communication and performance. Employers interested in job specific vocational ESL programs at their worksite should contact
MSM at (253) 584-5615 or mymsm@cs.com.

General Educational Development
General Educational Development (GED) assistance is available to students who are preparing to take the GED test. The course provides the student with a general review of the five subject areas covered by the GED - Science, Social Studies, Reading, Math, and Writing.

GED assistance is taught by a highly-skilled instructor with nine years of experience as an educator. The course is offered once a quarter. To find out when the next course is offered, eligibility requirements, or to enroll in a course, please contact MSM.

 

American History and Civic Education MSM offers American History and Civics Education to help new immigrants and refugees:

  • better understand the American constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values upon which it was founded; and

  • to prepare them to become an American citizen.


MSM program is focused on:

  • U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights;

  • American political traditions and institutions at the federal, state, and local levels;

  • constitutionalism;

  • civic participation; and

  • the rights and responsibilities of citizens.


Instruction is offered by our multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and ESL certified staff. To find out when the next course is offered, eligibility requirements, or to enroll in a course, please contact MSM.

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