AIWA provides literacy classes to more than 30 homecare workers and AIWA members. The classes have focused on strengthening verbal skills, particularly conversational English, with a goal for students to clearly express themselves orally in English.

Students learn how to respond to requests for help specific to their workplaces, for example, “Please wash the dishes first and then I need my medicine,” from English speaking clients. At the start of the semester, students select topics that they find most necessary to express their most urgent needs for English which include, but are not limited to the following: