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 apredner 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.

2018 ESOL Classes by County

Jefferson County

¡Adelante!-Alabama Worker Center

2104 Chapel Hill Road, Hoover, AL 35216

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

Classes begin January 8, 2018

Call 205-317-1481


Bessemer-Legacy YMCA

1501 4th Ave SW, Bessemer, AL 35022

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

Classes begin February 1, 2018

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


Briarwood Presbyterian Church

2200 Briarwood Way, Birmingham, AL 35243

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

Use the Chapel entrance by the Kitchen

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

Go to 3rd Floor at the School entrance

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 (Co-Ed)

Levels 1-4 & Advanced Communication

Childcare and meals provided.

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


Dawson Memorial Baptist Church

1114 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Social Hall (Free)

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

Fall Semester begins Tuesday, September 5 and ends Tuesday, May 22

Transportation for limited areas and childcare provided

Call 205-871-7324 for more information

Contact Linda Stephens at dan4linda@prodigy.net for Tuesday class

Contact Rita Smith at ritamsmith43@me.com for Thursday class


Fultondale Elementary School

950 Central Avenue, Fultondale, AL 35068

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

Childcare/Tutoring available for children up to 5th grade

Classes begin January 10 – May 2, 2018

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


Grantswood Community Elementary School

5110 Grantswood Road, Irondale, AL 35210

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Childcare available for ages 1-3.  Activities for children 4 – 11, and youth 7-12th grades.

Classes begin January 18 – April 12, 2018

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


Hispanic Social Services (La Casita)

92 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon

Classes begin September 11, 2017

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)

September 5-November 28, 2017

Extra practice sessions available

Call the Nonfiction Department (205) 444-7840 


Horizon Church

2345 Columbiana Road, Birmingham, AL 35216

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Free)

Classes begin September 7, 2017

Call 205-822-2824 or contact Jennyfer Goodnight at 205-796-4124


Hunter Street Baptist Church

2600 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244

Wednesdays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Free)

Childcare provided

Call Carla at 205-985-7295


Independent Presbyterian Church

3100 Highland Avenue, South, Birmingham, AL 35205

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Free)

Childcare provided

Ongoing, except holidays and summer vacation

Call 205-933-1830


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

Contact Angela Scott, Instructor at 205-856-8026 or 205-856-7945


Kingston Community Center

801 46th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35212

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 -11 a.m. (Free)

Classes begin August 10, 2017

Childcare available

Call The Literacy Council at 205-326-1925 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

Classes begin September 11, 2017

Contact Sandy Flynn, Director at 205-422-3427


Oakmont Presbyterian Church

1817 Patton Chapel Road, Birmingham, AL 35216

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Free)

Childcare provided at no cost


Contact Dr. Eleanor Wright (call or text) at 205-200-7955


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

980 Huffman Road, Birmingham, AL 35215

Sundays, 9:15-10:30 a.m. (ESL textbook fee $25.00)

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


Redeemer Community Church

4022 4th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35222

Sunday dinner and conversation, 6:00 p.m.

ESOL, Spanish, and kids classes, 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Dinner and classes are FREE

September 24 – November 19, 2017

2018 classes begin January 28, 2018

For more information call 205-326-7761 


Rudd Middle School

4526 Rudd School Road, Pinson, AL 35126

Classes begin January 16, 2018

Free childcare offered.

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)

Classes begin August 23-December 14, 2017

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


Southside Baptist Church

1016 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205

English Conversation Classes

Call Linda Thomas for an appointment

Call 205-933-8381 


Tarrant Elementary School

1269 Portland Street, Tarrant, AL 35217

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

Childcare provided

Classes begin August 16, 2017 and follow the Tarrant City Schools schedule

Meet in the Library

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


UAB School of Education Community English Class

901 13th Street South

Education Building, Room 119

Thursdays, 7:30- 9:00 p.m.  January 18 – April 19, 2018

Fridays, 9:30- 10:45 a.m. January 19 – April 20, 2018

Testing and Placement, January 11, February 15, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

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 –11:45 a.m. (ESL textbook $25.00)

Classes begin January 9, 2018

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 $20.00)

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

Registration is open

Call Laura Greenfield at 205-994-4921


Parnell Memorial Library

277 Park Road, Montevallo, AL 35115

Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  (ESL textbook $25.00)

New student registration-Thursday, August 31, 2017

Classes begin January 18, 2018

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


Blount County

Anchor Church- Oneonta

2115 2nd Avenue East, Oneonta, AL 35121

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (ESL textbook $25.00)

Classes begin on February 15, 2018

Call 205-625-5160, ext. 35 for more information


St. Clair County

First Baptist Church Pell City

2309 Second Avenue North, Pell City, AL 35125

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Childcare available for ages 1-3.  Activities for children 4 – 11, and youth 7-12th grades

Classes are ongoing

Call Tina Stallings at 205-337-8509  


Jefferson State Community College – Pell City

500 College Circle, Pell City, AL 35125

Room 319

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

Classes are ongoing

Call 205-411-0781


Leeds Middle School

1771 Whitmire Street, Leeds, AL 35094

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Classes begin January 24, 2018

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.

Classes are ongoing throughout the year.

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


33 thoughts on “LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH

  1. My nephew is interested in a class to learn to speak English. I know many classes have already began, is there a class that will be starting soon. He is 17 & enrolled in high school but wants something extra.


  2. Hi there,
    thanks for all your help, I’m looking for a beginner class for my mother, will be there anyone starting soon?
    we live in Homewood.

  3. Hello!, I am Cathy..I live in Gardendale AL. I want to start a free speaking english class. May you help me? Which an English class is closest to my City? Thank you!

  4. Hello,
    I am Amarilys, recently I moved on to Birmingham. I want to learn speak and write English. Who can help me to find a place?

  5. I’m also looking for a class. I will live in McCalla pretty soon. I’m wondering about many things. I want to reach any person can help me.

  6. Hi. I am looking for English classes for this summer.
    Is any place available? I live in Mountain Brook. Thanks in advance! =)

  7. I am a Franciscan missionary from Brazil, and our mission will be in Birmingham this coming June. 3 friars are coming form Brazil, and they will need study English. I was wondering when the classes start in the Summer and what is the best program for them in Birmingham.
    Please let me know
    Thank you

    Friar Gabriel

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