The Rian Immigrant Center is committed to supporting immigrants’ advancement in the workplace and in society.
We offer courses that give immigrants the skills, education, and confidence they need to earn a sustainable living, to contribute to economic development, and to integrate into society. To stay up-to-date on classes and workshops, please like and follow us on Facebook.
Basic Computer Literacy and Career Advancement
Today, computer proficiency is a prerequisite in nearly every employment sector and is essential in the business world. Our Basic Computer Literacy and Career Advancement courses offer adults with little or no computer experience the knowledge and skills to secure better employment and the chance for economic stability. Students learn to use Microsoft Word and Excel and gain on-line job search and resume writing skills and interview techniques.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program offers students the opportunity to build the critical language skills they need to improve their English language fluency, and gain the most important tools necessary to secure meaningful employment and integrate and communicate successfully in the United States. Beginner and intermediate classes match students’ level and education goals, learning styles and language needs. We also offer conversation classes that build fundamental listening and speaking skills.
Individual Achievement Program
Our Individual Achievement Program (IAP) provides students with one-to-one coaching that supports them in achieving short-term and long-term career and education goals. We provide resources and guidance, whether assisting participants to attain a driver’s license, helping them find a job, or assist them in advancing their education through programs such as HiSET/GED or technical training. We pride ourselves on providing individualized assistance that meets the needs of our students.
The Rian Immigrant Center is committed to supporting eligible immigrants as they work toward becoming productive and engaged US citizens. We provide classes and tutoring that help students gain knowledge and confidence to pass the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization exam including basic knowledge of U.S. history, civics and government. We also offer modules on civic engagement.
“The classes are very enjoyable and are helping me to understand more when I watch the news and the movies. My communication is getting better. It is a pleasure to be here.”
— America, Brazil, ESOL Intermediate Course, Spring 2018
“At the Rian Immigrant Center, I want to improve my life. English class is the most important thing that I can be part of; here I can find the tools to help create the path where I need to walk in order to live the best life in the United States.”
— Jennis, Cuba, ESOL Intermediate Course, Spring 2018
“This class has helped me so much. Now I can do my job better than before, I can talk with other people, and I am comfortable. This is the beginning – I hope to continue studying here and to keep improving.”
— Veronica, Colombia, ESOL Intermediate Course, Spring 2018
“The Rian Immigrant Center has had a big impact on me, because I have learned a lot from my teachers. They are patient with me and the volunteers are too. I have gotten to know so many nice people from different countries.”
— Eduardo, Cuba, ESOL Beginner Course, Spring 2018
“The Rian Immigrant Center has helped me feel more confidence in myself when I speak English. The Center has a good program to learn English and they offer good tools to learn the language. I am grateful for them, and the caring and patient teachers.”
— Osman, Honduras, ESOL Beginner Course, Spring 2018
“I really liked the way you provided the education in the classes. Because of the two summer classes I took, I discovered many beautiful places in Boston, and I improved my level in English.”
— Nadia, Morocco, Summer 2017 ESOL conversation classes