LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH

To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, TLC has suspended in-person tutoring, classes, programs, and book donations in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines. 

Learning continues over the phone and online.

To join an English class, please contact Stephanie Lyas at slyas@literacy-council.org.

TLC staff continues to work remotely to serve our community and can be reached by email.

Please connect with TLC on social media – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – and check back here for updates.

Please click here for FAQs.

There are many English classes for adults! We can guide you to classes where English is taught to those who speak other languages. There are classes at night, in the morning, or on weekends, located near your neighborhood.

¿Necesita usted aprender inglés?  ¡Hay muchas clases para adultos! Podemos dirigrile a usted a clases donde se enseña ingles a los que hablan otros idiomas. Hay clases de noche, por la mañana, o en los fines de semanas, ubicadas cerca de su barrio.

2020  ESOL CLASSES (by County)

Jefferson County

¡Adelante!-Alabama Worker Center

2104 Chapel Hill Road, Hoover, AL 35216

Mondays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Call 205-326-1925 or 205-317-1481

Briarwood Presbyterian Church

2200 Briarwood Way, Birmingham, AL 35243

Mondays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (ESL textbook $20.00)

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. (ESL textbook $20.00)

Childcare provided for ages 2 months to 5 years

Classes may include Christian content

Contact Laura Danner at 205-776-5343 or ldanner@briarwood.org for more information

The Church at Brook Hills

3145 Brook Highlands Parkway, Birmingham, 35242

Thursdays, 10-11:45 AM (Women Only) and 6:15-8:00 PM (Men & Women)

Levels 1-4 & Advanced Communication

Childcare and meals provided.

Email Hanna Taylor at htaylor@brookhills.org or visit http://www.brookhills.org/ESL

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church

1114 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209

Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.  in North Building

Transportation for limited areas and childcare provided

Call 205-871-7324 for more information or contact Rita Smith at ritamsmith43@me.com

Hispanic Social Services (La Casita)

92 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

Homewood Public Library

1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

Hoover Public Library

200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. ESL class (Free)

Extra practice sessions available

Call (205) 444-7840 for more information

Hunter Street Baptist Church

2600 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244

Wednesdays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Free)

Childcare provided

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Free)

Call Karla at 205-985-7295 or contact at Karla@hsbc.org

Irondale Community School

225 16th Street S., Irondale, AL 35210

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

Jefferson State Community College-Main Campus

2601 Carson Road, Birmingham, AL 35215

Room LWH-229

Monday -Thursday, 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Classes are ongoing

Call 205-856-8026 or 205-856-7945 for more information

Lawson State Community College – Glen Iris Elementary School

1115 11th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205

Monday thru Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Free)

Classes held year round with a short semester break

Call Ms. Gillie at 205-231-7440    

Ministry Center at Green Springs

2230 Green Springs Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35205

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Book fee is $10.00, Classes are free)

Childcare provided birth through age 3 and learning activities for K4-Grade 6

Contact Sandy Flynn, Director at 205-422-3427

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

980 Huffman Road, Birmingham, AL 35215

Sundays, 9:15-10:30 a.m. Childcare provided

Call 205-836-2274

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church

1343 Hueytown Rd, Hueytown, Alabama 35023

Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Classes are ongoing

Call Jane Bellew at 205-491-3771 for more information

Rudd Middle School

4526 Rudd School Road, Pinson, AL 35126

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (ESL textbook $25.00)

Childcare available

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

Shades Mountain Baptist Church

2017 Columbiana Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (ESL textbook fee)

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ESL textbook fee)

Contact David Parks at 205- 746-4467 or at daparks@samford.edu

Tarrant Elementary School

1269 Portland Street, Tarrant, AL 35217

Wednesday 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. (ESL text book $25.00)

Childcare provided

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

UAB Community English Program

901 13th Street South

Education Building, Room 119

Thursdays, 7:30- 9:00 p.m.

Fridays, 9:30- 10:45 a.m.

Placement Test Required

Contact Dr. Josie Prado at 205-975-5045 or jprado@uab.edu

UAB English Class for Specific Purposes (Intermediate & Advanced Levels)

Mondays- Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Placement Test Required

Contact Dr. Josie Prado at 205-975-5045 or jprado@uab.edu

 Shelby County

Alabaster First United Methodist Church

10903 Highway 119, Alabaster, AL 35007

Tuesdays, 9:00 –10:45 a.m.

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

Jefferson State Community College – Shelby Campus

4600 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35242

Math and Science Building, Room 117

Mondays and Wednesdays, Intermediate/Advanced, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Free)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Beginner class, 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Free)

Placement test required. Call for an appointment.

Classes are ongoing

Call 205-983-5929

North Shelby Baptist Church

4100 Belcher Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  (ESL textbook $25.00)

Childcare provided for pre-K thru grade 6 during class time

Registration is open

Call Laura Greenfield at 205-994-4921

Pelham Public Library

2000 Pelham Park Blvd., Pelham, AL 35124

Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

Valleydale Church

2324 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35244

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Free)

Call 205-991-5282

The University of Montevallo

75 College Drive, Montevallo, AL 35115

Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

Blount County

Oneonta Public Library

221 2nd Street S., Oneonta, AL 35121

Thursdays, 4:30 p.m.

Call Amy Woods at 205-274-7641

Wallace State Community College- Oneonta Campus
101 1st Ave West, Oneonta, AL 35121

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

St. Clair County

Jefferson State Community College – Pell City

500 College Circle, Pell City, AL 35125

Room 314

Mondays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

Walker County

St. Cecilia Catholic Church

2159 Hwy. 195, Jasper AL 35503

Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 for more information

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