Classes and Programs

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The International Institute staff (pictured right with volunteers) employs sound and successful methods of tutoring and teaching. Classes have consistently received positive reviews from all participants.

Citizenship Classes - (Wednesdays 6 - 8 P.M.)

English as a Second Language Classes - Day and evening - please contact Wojciech Zolnowski at (313) 871-8600,  Ext. 241 or

Financial Literacy Classes  - Financial education for adults

History of Detroit - for newcomers to the area as well as long-time Detroit area residents and anyone who might be interested - learn the fascinating history of Metro Detroit - a history that spans over 300 years. For information, contact Robert E. Sullivan, Jr. at (313) 871-8600 Ext. 229 or For info and a class outline, click on:

Foreign Language Classes - Have you wanted to learn another language like Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, German,  Spanish?  Check out the Institute - see "Calendar of Events" on "Menu" at left. 

Job Resource Program - In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Detroit, Detroit Public Schools, and United Way of Southeastern Michigan, for unemployed Metro Detroit residents (new immigrants as well as long-time residents) - job readiness program, English as a Second Language classes, G.E.D. classes, vocational classes, financial literacy, computer training, resume writing and interview skills, bus routes information, individual counseling, etc. All Job Resource Program classes are free of charge. For information, contact Robert E. Sullivan, Jr. at (313) 871-8600 x 229 or   

  • ESL Classes:                                    

(Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

  • GED Class:                                        

(Mondays through Thursdays, 4 - 7 P.M.)

  • Job Readiness and

Money Management

Workshops:                                            2016: Feb. 2, Mar 1, Apr. 5, May 3, Jun 7, Jul 12, Aug 2, Sep. 13. Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec. 6

(12:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

  • Career Development Individual Counseling:                            Monday - Friday by appointment, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  •  Vocational Training:                         Carpentry, Electrical, Commercial Sewing

Swearing in Cermonies - Are planned and conducted by the International Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service, two to three times a year. A U.S. Federal Judge swears in new U.S. citizens in a solemn ceremony, followed by a joyful celebration. Over 3,000 new citizens are sworn in through this program each year.


Contact Wojciech Zolnowski at (313) 871-8600  extension 241 or email for more information.