I am Syria
My mother is back home—in Syria. She has cancer. I can’t be with her; I can’t comfort her. SEE WHAT I-AM ESL MEANS TO ME
I am Iraq
I was a tall man before I lost my legs. I cultivated the land. Every fruit you can imagine: Oranges, pears, grapes, cherries—and figs. Too many figs! But the vegetation is disappearing because of the war. No oxygen—no life. SEE WHAT I-AM ESL MEANS TO ME
I am Eritrea
I was smuggled across the border into Sudan, then travelled by foot through the desert to Egypt. Many people died on that desert-crossing. I don’t know why I lived. But I thank God for it. SEE WHAT I-AM ESL MEANS TO ME
I am Iran
They came in the morning—early in the morning—and put me in prison for my Christian faith. My wife and children searched for me. After three months, they found me. We are free now, and grateful—and we want to give back to our new country. SEE WHAT I-AM ESL MEANS TO ME
I am Nepal
We left our beautiful village and moved into camps. We couldn't work—it wasn't permitted. At night, we slipped out of the camps and found odd jobs to feed our families. Now, I am still trying to feed my family—I'm working three jobs. SEE WHAT I-AM ESL MEANS TO ME
I am South Sudan
They took the children while they were washing in the river. Two times they came, and both times, I was in the orphanage; I wasn't at the river. SEE WHAT I-AM ESL MEANS TO ME
I am safe. I am strong. I am hopeful.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

I-AM ESL is uniquely designed to meet the needs of refugees and immigrants. Everyone is welcome!

  • Our specialty is speech: we focus on pronunciation, accent modification, and conversational English skills.
  • We also emphasize reading comprehension and writing for academic purposes.
  • We bring our program to you: all courses are available online with teacher support.
  • We give priority to students who are unable to attend school outside of their homes.
  • We create a stimulating learning environment and provide plenty of opportunity to practice new skills. Our teachers and curriculum will make you feel confident and accepted.
  • Our courses are free.

I-AM Program Design

The I-AM program offers online courses in homes, shelters, community centres, and churches in Canada and around the world.

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I-AM Courses

I-AM courses will help you to meet your learning goals, whether you are attending school, writing English exams, or trying to improve your conversation skills.

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I-AM Training

Do you want to set up an ESL program in your community? Our team has extensive experience in teacher training, curriculum design, and student assessment.

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I-AM Learning Theory

Our courses are designed by professional educators and are of exceptional quality, stemming from the latest research about how people learn.

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