Multnomah County Library
Multnomah County Library offers a wide range of classes, conversation groups and learning materials based on both speaking and writing. Whether you're trying to learn English for the first time or you're working to improve your existing skills, this is a great first step. These classes are located in several locations around the Portland area and are free of charge.
Portland ESL Network
Portland ESL Network sharing resources for English language learners. This website helps find resources at local churches, public schools, non-profits, social services, community colleges & universities, businesses, and libraries.
English in Action
A program for English conversation practice. First Congregational Church, 1137 S.W. Broadway.
- (BACK DOOR, at corner of Broadway and Madison). Free, no registration required, Saturdays, 9am, academic year only.
- Contact: Wendy Shaw, 503-227-8191, firstname.lastname@example.org.
North and Northeast Portland
Offers a variety of ESL services to qualified refugee families through referral only.
- Website: IRCO
- Address: 10301 N.E. Glisan Street, Portland.
- Tel: 503-234-1541
Trinity Lutheran Church
Beginners and intermediate ESL classes. Free, open-entry. Child care available. Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, mid-Sept–May.
- Address: 5520 N.E. Killingsworth, Portland
- Contact: Fred Kramer
Separated ESL class levels. Visit administrative offices and take a placement test to register.
- Website: Goodwill Services
- Address: 1943 S.E. 6th Avenue, Portland
- Contacts: David Cassaday: 503-238-6173, Aaron Schwartz: 503-238-6196.
PCC Southeast Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program
Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program. ABE/GED/ESL. One-to-one & small group tutoring.
- Address: 2850 S.E. 82nd Avenue, Library 218, Portland.
- Contact: Kathleen Holloway
- Tel: 971-722-6280
Russian Oregon Social Services
ESL and self-sufficiency classes for women Russian speakers. Serves the Russian-speaking community. Classes ongoing throughout the year.
- Address: 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, Portland
- Tel: 503-777-3437
Southwest and Northwest Portland and Tigard
PCC Sylvania Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program
Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. One-to-one and small group ESL tutoring.
- Contact: Kay Talbot, 971-722-4903
St Anthony's Middle School
Multilevel ESL classes, free, no childcare, Tues. & Thurs. eves, 10-week terms.
- Address: 9905 S.W. McKenzie, Tigard
- Contact: Derene Meurisse: 503-590-5582, or Marco Espinoza (Español): 503-639-4179 ext.129
Tigard Senior Center
ESL classes and citizenship tutoring. Separated levels, free, open entry.
- Tel: 503-620-4613
- Address: 8815 S.W. O'Mara St, Tigard.
- Contact: Kris Magaurn
Tigard United Methodist Church
Free ESL classes, 3 levels, open-entry, 10 week terms. Free childcare.
- Address: 9845 S.W. Walnut Place, Tigard.
- Contact: Paul Colligan at 971-275-3775 (English), Rosemary Carleson at 503-635-6505 (Español)
Portland Community College
Portland Community College offers affordable classes for people who want to improve or learn English for the first time.
Portland State University Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
Whether you want to improve your English to pursue a degree at an American university or want to study English for personal or professional reason, the IELP can help you.
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