ESL (English as a Second Language)
- Open and welcoming environment for internationals and recent immigrants
- Immigrants who speak English earn almost twice as much as those who do not
- 77% of English-speaking refugees are employed, as opposed to 26% of non-English-speaking
- The number of those with "limited English proficiency" has increased by 80% from 19902000
(2000 Census; Gonzalez, Libertad IZA Discussion Paper No. 1098; Fremstad, 2003)
- 2 hour classes, 2 days/week
- Small class size
- Three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced
- A modest fee is chargedthis covers the costs of learning materials and books
- No one is turned away from the program because of inability to pay
- ESL teachers are volunteersoften students from local colleges
- Classes are augmented by hospitality activitieslike field trips
Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
Cost is $75/student and includes books.
Classes are offered during both fall (12 weeks) and spring (14 weeks) semesters. All of our teachers are volunteers, including AmeriCorps members, students from local universities, retired teachers and others who wish to provide a service to the community. Classes are taught at Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church, located at 3920 Alton Place NW, DC 20016. Approximately 1.5 blocks from the Tenleytown-AU stop on the Metro’s Red Line.Contact
Barry Tillman (ESL Coordinator):
202-237-1799 or email us