Friendship Community Project is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit, founded in 2015, dedicated to teaching English language and life skills to Iowa City area adult immigrants and refugees. We strive to impart English language skills necessary for success and to promote a sense of community belonging and practical assistance in accessing local resources and learning about our community and to serve as an anchor for those new to the community and culture who have not yet formed local ties. Extra curricular activities include a help desk, conversation groups, tutoring, Friendship Pals, and basic computer skills tutoring, as well as online-only instruction and conversation practice during the Covid pandemic.
Contact Director Susan Prepejchal at: email@example.com
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Our free adult English classes will meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings, 10:00-11:30 AM, starting September 12th. Masks will be required, and we will keep classes small. Some classes will meet in the basement of the Good News Bible Church, 845 Pepperwood Lane in Iowa City. One advanced class will meet at the Iowa City Public Library, on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6-7:30PM
Please do not attend if you are ill, and please do not bring children. Please wear a mask.
Please register online before attending class, and Susan will email you to talk about your level and class preferences.
We also have online and in-person conversation groups, or you can practice English conversation with a volunteer Friendship Pal. Email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Beginning, intermediate and advanced students can register for our free online classes at https://forms.gle/39Y4XscD6Xt39J3EA or email Susan at email@example.com for help. Each class will meet at different times on different days, depending on teacher’s and students’ availability.
We will try holding one small, *beginning* class with a Covid-vaccinated teacher for vaccinated students who can’t attend class online. The first class is at 9:45AM on Wednesday, September 8th in the basement of the Good News Bible Church, 845 Pepperwood Lane in Iowa City. Please wear a mask and bring your Covid vaccination card. This class will meet Monday and Wednesday, 9:45-11:30AM.
Online and outdoor conversation groups are also planned, or you can practice English conversation with a volunteer Phone Pal. Email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Our last week of classes is the week of May 3rd. We will still be pairing students with Phone Pals/Friendship Pals over the summer and offer at least one conversation group. Please email email@example.com if you are interested! Fall classes will begin in early September and may or may not be online, depending on the Covid situation. Check here or on our Facebook page for updates about fall.