English Language Classes

English Language Learning for Adults

Our English Language Learning program offers conversational English classes for adults. During the COVID19 pandemic, we are offering our classes using the ZOOM online meeting platform. (In-person classes will resume when it is safe to do so.) Currently, classes are on Monday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00pm and Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm. To participate, please fill out this online form and one of our tutors will contact you.

Our students come speaking many different first languages, including Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tamil, Russian, and Persian. We welcome students from all backgrounds.

Students are grouped into three levels: beginner, advanced beginner, and advanced. We are a friendly program with emphasis on conversational skills.

We have open enrollment and students can start at any time. Registration happens the first time a student participates. Our program is a drop-in model which means that students come when they can (although regular attendance is preferred).

Our goal is to help our students feel comfortable and capable speaking English.

Our volunteer tutors do not need to speak another language. Teaching experience is not necessary. We have excellent materials and experienced leaders to support all our volunteers.

For more information, contact Brian Wegener at spudweg@gmail.com or Virginia Nelson at va@berkeley.edu.

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