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 - A class runs from January 16 - March 20, 2013 (Wednesdays 6 - 8 P.M.)

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

Financial Literacy Classes  - Financial education for adults

History of Detroit - The next session is the Fall-Winter Session: November 7, 2012 - January 23, 2013 (no class on Dec. 26 or Jan 2) Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. (10 week course) - 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 - Starting February, 2012 - in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of Detroit, for unemployed City of 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:                                     Winter Semester 1: January 7 - June 13, 2013

                                                               Fall Semester: September _ - December __, 2013

                                                               (Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 2:35 PM)

  • GED Class:                                        Winter Semester: January 7 - June 13, 2013

                                                               Fall Semester: September _ - December __, 2013

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

  • Job Readiness and

      Money Management

      Workshops:                                      Feb. 5, March 5, April 9, May 7, June 4, Aug 6, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, 2013

                                                               (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

  • Career Development

      Individual Counseling:                      Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                                                               by appointment throughout 2013

  •  Vocational Training:                         Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical: To be announced pending availability of funding

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.