CASP Curriculum Project

for English Language Learners

Project Objectives:

Create a six-month full-time immersive experience for asylum seeking adult students through which they will be able to:

  1. Develop English language skills to meet their basic life and social needs;

  2. Develop English language skills to meet their future employment needs;

  3. Develop cultural competencies.

Create an opportunity for students to expand and customize their learning after the initial six months through a guided individualized learning plan.

About CASP:

The mission of the Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP) is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S. CASP is located in Brattleboro Vermont.

What CASP does:

  • Finds local host homes for individuals and families seeking asylum.

  • Supports them with food, shelter, and other daily needs as they resettle in our community.

  • Assists them in navigating the asylum claim process.

  • Helps them achieve eventual independence as they proceed through the asylum process.

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Using this Resource

While this resource was developed in response to a need identified by CASP, use by anyone is welcome.


Do you have lesson plan links that you would like to suggest we add to this resource? We welcome your suggested contributions. Please email us your suggestions here.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Clowes Fund.