While there are free English classes offered all over Tucson, most notably the Refugee Education Program through Pima Community College (PCC) Adult Education, many illiterate refugees were overwhelmed and discouraged by conventional ESL classes, having no point of reference to keep up in the classroom (unlike some of their student peers who have had some formal education and are literate in at least one language). We have developed our own curriculum to address the special needs of pre-literate & non-literate refugees in our community. This curriculum focuses on three learning curves: ESL (English as a Second Language), which addresses oral speaking; Literacy, walking the refugees through holding a pencil to writing complete sentences with punctuation; and Citizenship, which is the primary motivation of all pre-literate refugee learners. This curriculum will soon be published and available for sale. Check back soon for details.



Tully School--Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:45-10:15am

Naylor School--Mondays & Thursdays 4--5:15pm

Doolen School--Mondays & Wednesdays 4--5:15pm

Mayfair Manor--Saturdays, Sundays 6-7:15pm

SBATA Office--Monday - Friday 10am-12pm

New Adult Education Class Schedule

Naylor Middle School--Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays Room 7; 3:30--4:45pm Doolen Middle School--Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays Room A-106; 3:00--4:40pm Refugee Focus: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-10:30am


*OPEN ENROLLMENT! Contact for student registration inquiries.

*For information about off-site ESL and Citizenship Classes taught by SBATA volunteers across Tucson, please contact the SBATA office: (520)881-4373 or

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