Find your local public library
Public libraries often host English-language programs. Find your closest library and contact them for more information.
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
North and Northeast Portland
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
PCC Southeast Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program
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
Tigard Senior Center
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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