Howard County Public School System's International Student and Family Services
"The Office of International Student and Family Services (OISFS) provides educational services to international students and to students and families who do not speak English proficiently. The program ensures that Limited English Proficient (LEP) communities have equal access to information and resources about school system services, policies and academic activities."
Howard County Public School System ESOL Page
"English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is an appropriate assistance program for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students who come from a background where the dominant language is other than American English. Their proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, or writing the English language is such that they would benefit from an ESOL program of instruction."
English as a Second Language Classes at Howard County Community College
"Howard Community College welcomes you to a premier, award-winning English language program.
Improve your English language skills with experienced teachers to guide you. Over 70 different courses and over 100 sections are offered within a comprehensive curriculum that allow you to learn at your own pace."
Howard County Library - Cultural Connections
"Begun with grant money from the Maryland State Department of Education, Cultural Connections was initiated in 2005 by Howard County Library System to address and enhance the educational needs of Howard County’s diverse multicultural population through:
- Classes and events for all ages, such as English Conversation Classes
- World Language Collection
- Materials including books, music, movies, magazines, newspapers, and electronic databases
- Cultural awareness training for staff
- InterpreTALK , a telephonic interpreting service linking non-English speakers with skilled interpreters, is available at all branches."
FIRN - Foreign-Born Information & Referral Network
"FIRN is a nonprofit organization in Howard County, Maryland that empowers immigrants, refugees, asylees and other foreign-born individuals by helping them to access community resources and opportunities.
FIRN provides immigration counseling and citizenship classes, interpreting & translation services, English tutoring, information and referrals, and a variety of workshops."
"CONEXIONES was established in 2000 as a response to the needs of Hispanic/Latino children in Howard County schools."