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Esperanza Center Educational Services for Adults

Adult ESOL Classes

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes will resume in September 2021.

Evening classes will be online, for students of all levels of English. Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9pm, via Zoom. Cost: $75 for 10 weeks of class.

Morning classes will be in-person, for beginner-level students only. Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, 430 South Broadway. Cost: $50 for 10 weeks of class.

Registration is by appointment only. To be added to the waitlist, please email [email protected] or call 667-600-2943.

Spanish Classes

Esperanza Center is not offering Spanish classes at this time.

Contact Educational Services:
[email protected]

Esperanza Center Servicios Educativos para Adultos

Clases de inglés para hablantes de otros idiomas (ESOL) van a iniciar de nuevo en septiembre de 2021.

Las clases por la tarde se ofrecerán en Internet, para estudiantes de cualquier nivel de inglés. Martes y jueves, 7-9pm, via Zoom. Costo: $75 para 10 semanas de clase.

Las clases por la mañana se ofrecerán en persona, para principiantes solamente. Miércoles, 10am-12pm, 430 South Broadway. Costo: $50 para 10 semanas de clase.

La inscripción es por cita. Para anotarse en la lista de espera, por favor contáctenos: [email protected] o 667-600-2943.

Contact Educational Services:
[email protected]

Events and classes

Esperanza Center partners with Baltimore City Community College to offer free classes for people preparing to take the U.S. citizenship test. As of summer 2021, these are still offered online only. Please contact BCCC for more information and to register.

Please check back soon for information about Spanish-language basic computing classes. In the meantime, please check out these other Baltimore-area resources:

Immigrant Outreach Service Center: computer classes for immigrant women. 410-323-8564, [email protected] 

Enoch Pratt Free Library: Free computer classes in English, various topics.

Events and classes

Esperanza Center nos asociamos con Baltimore City Community College para ofrecer clases gratis a gente que está preparándose para el examen de ciudadanía EE.UU. A partir del verano de 2021, estas clases todavía se ofrecen en internet solamente. Para más información y para inscribirse, visite a BCCC aqui o llameles a las 410-986-5433.

Por favor revise esta página luego para información sobre clases de computación básica en español.

Tambien consulte estos otros recursos locales para las clases de computación en español:
Centro de Atención al Inmigrante (Immigrant Outreach Service Center:): clases de informática para mujeres inmigrantes. 410-323-8564, [email protected]
Biblioteca gratuita de Enoch Pratt: clases gratuitas de informática en inglés y otros varios temas.

Are you interested in Volunteer-Teaching?

Volunteers in Esperanza Center’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program have been teaching English to adults in Baltimore since 1963. Students in our program come from all over the world, primarily from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. The program is entirely taught, and partially designed, by volunteers from the community. 

Volunteers in the Adult ESOL Program are either Lead Volunteer-Teachers or Assistant Volunteer-Teachers. You don’t need to speak Spanish; must be 18 years or older to volunteer. All volunteers commit to a 2.5-hour/week commitment for 11 weeks (one week of training and ten weeks of class), starting in mid-Sept 2021.

Volunteer-Teachers choose one class:

Tuesdays, 7-9pm, via Zoom

Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, at Esperanza Center

Thursdays, 7-9pm, via Zoom

Volunteers teach in pairs (Lead & Assistant) with a group of 3-5 students of the same level of English, the same students every week. After each class, volunteers take time to fill out brief progress notes for each student who attended. 

Building a learning community, problematizing expectations of Standard English, and centering students’ individual goals are high priorities in our program! At the 2-hour orientation and training, our staff prepare all volunteers with the logistics of teaching fun, inclusive small group classes online or in person.

Volunteer with us! Reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] and fill out a volunteer profile here. Thanks for your interest!

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