Esperanza Center Educational Services for Adults

Note: Esperanza Center currently operating in new location!

Esperanza Center offers informal English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) classes, Spanish classes, and when we return to our building, formal ESOL and Citizenship classes. Scroll down to learn more about our classes.

Come learn with us! You won’t find more student-friendly and affordable language classes anywhere else in Baltimore!

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  • Please view these flyers for information about our classes and how to register. (English / Spanish)
  • Learn about our ESL Program for middle and high schoolers! (English / Spanish)

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— 2019 Classes —

With English, life in Baltimore becomes a lot easier. Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program for adults serves immigrants who need English for their daily lives. Our class schedule is flexible; after registering, students can come to as many 2-hour classes as they wish each week. Each class, we pair ESOL students with different volunteer-teachers in small groups. The classes serve people with any level of English proficiency, from beginner to advanced. These are low-cost classes with a fee of $50 for 10 weeks of class.

Informal ESL Class Sessions, daily, by semester:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday
    1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

At this time, we regret that we are not able to provide our usual formal classes in our temporary space. Upon our return to Esperanza Center’s building, we will again offer free formal ESOL and citizenship classes in partnership with Strong City Baltimore and Baltimore City Community College. In the meantime, please explore BCCC and Strong City Baltimore for their classes. 

Citizenship class will return to Esperanza Center in 2020. In 2019, please contact BCCC for information about free citizenship classes at other locations in Baltimore.

Computer classes will return to Esperanza Center in 2020. These once-a-week, 2-hour, basic computing classes are taught in Spanish. Participants learn basic skills including managing email, word processing, and basic Excel skills. There is an additional cost for this class.

In 2019, please check these other local resources for Spanish classes:

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

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

Want to learn Spanish in a fun, relaxed environment? Esperanza offers Spanish classes to adults with beginner or intermediary levels. LEARN MORE >>

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