Refugee Concerns (RCIS)

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  • Dear Colleagues, USCIS has announced its January schedule for Adult Citizenship Education Trainings ...

  • Thanks for the info, Anna! It is great to be able to split up the class that way when you have a volunteer ...

  • Sounds like a great system, and really impressive in terms of the level of commitment your interns and ...

  • I worked for a program that had paid instructors leading classes of 15-25 students. We used volunteers ...

  • We have one full-time staff teacher who is trained in ESL and multiple volunteers or interns who also ...


The Refugee Concerns Interest Section (RCIS) is an international association of educators working to advance the quality of English language teaching of English as an additional language to people from refugee backgrounds. The RCIS seeks to do this by complementing the professional development, advocacy, and research provided by TESOL International Association.


Chair: Nicole Pettitt
Chair-Elect: Kristin Kibler
CoChair-Elect: Elizabeth Evans
Past Chair: Raichle E. Farrelly
Community Manager: Stacy E. Brown



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