English language teachers needed

If you’ve been keeping up with the local news, you’ve seen some incredible coverage of our efforts to resettle Afghan Refugees at an unprecedented rate for our agency. As of today, we have successfully resettled over 220 Afghan evacuees in addition to dozens of refugees we continue to serve from around the world.

There is a great need for English language courses to serve these populations. Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is partnering with the Adult Learning Center of Columbia Public Schools to provide three different levels of English language classes. These classes will be offered three to four times a week in the mornings and evenings, beginning in January of 2022.

For this partnership to work, the Adult Learning Center and CCCNMO are in need of English Language Learning (ELL) teachers to offer services for the community. ELL teachers should have a bachelor’s degree and teaching experience — compensation for ELL courses is set at $20.00/hour.

If you are interested, here are some helpful details:


  • Morning classes gather Monday – Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 AM
    • All morning classes gather in-person at the Adult Learning Center
  • Evening classes gather 2-3 nights each week from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Advanced learning classes may have an online option


  • Pre-literature classes teach the very basics – ABC’s, reciting home address, social security numbers, etc.
  • Beginning, intermediate adn advanced classes are also offered.
  • The Adult Learning Center provides instructional books and materials for each course.


If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact Elaine Bryan at the Adult Learning Center at or by phone at 573-690-0379.

The Catholic Charities Refugee Services office is excited to promote these opportunities throughout local communities. Please share this opportunity widely!