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English Classes

The following agencies offer free English classes in Austin. Call for more information about dates and times.

Citywide Locations | Central Austin | East Austin | North Austin
South Austin | West Austin | Family Literacy Programs

Citywide Locations

Austin Community College
Austin, TX
Free English classes (ESL) in adult basic education program. Other types of classes are also offered. Register in advance. Classes are held in various locations in Austin, including Little Walnut Creek Branch.

LifeWorks Education Center
1910 E MLK Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78722
Small group classes or one-on-one tutoring sessions.

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Dial 1-866-999-7323 or search their
Literacy Services Directory to find a class in your area.
Office: 2525 Wallingwood Drive, Ste 1503
Austin, TX 78746

Central Austin

First United Methodist Church E.S.L.
At 12th St. and Lavaca St.
Every Monday and Thursday morning, 10 a.m.-12 noon
English conversation practice. Childcare is provided.

Friendship International of Austin
at 39th and Speedway
Thursdays 9:45am to noon, Sept-May
English, citizenship and creative classes offered Childcare for preschoolers

UT Informal Classes
University of Texas at Austin
Phone: 512-471-3121
Informal Classes are offered through the Life Enrichment programming of the Thompson Conference Center in Continuing and Innovative Education at the University of Texas at Austin. All types of classes are offered, including English (ESL). There is a fee. Please register in advance. Call for more details or visit the online catalog.

East Austin

Casa Marianella
821 Gunter St.
Austin, TX 78702
Free classes, all levels. No need to present documents.

La Fuente
758 Springdale Rd.
Austin, TX 78702
Free classes, multiple levels.

Manos de Cristo
4911 Harmon Ave.
Austin, TX 78751
Free classes.

South Austin

El Buen Samaritano
7000 Woodhue Dr.
Austin, TX 78745
Free classes, all levels.

West Austin

Riverbend Church ESL
4214 Capitol of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746
Free English Classes
Every Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am
We follow the school calendar
ALL levels/No childcare
Facebook: ESL Riverbend

Family Literacy Programs

The following agencies provide education for parents and their children, including English as a Second Language and adult basic education.

Any Baby Can
1121 E. 7th St.
Austin, TX 78702
Parents and their children aged 5 years or older are eligible.

Office: Communities In Schools of Central Texas
3000 South IH-35, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: (512) 462-1771
Contact Rob Patton at (512) 381-7110 or email ASPIRE families have children 0-7 years old, parents in need of ESL and/or GED classes, and live in north Austin (78758), or northeast Austin (78752/78723). Services are provided on Andrews and Lucy Read campuses. ASPIRE serves approximately 100 families per year.

Austin Learning Academy
Office: 1311 Hackberry St.
Austin, TX 78702
Classes are held at several locations.

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