Citizenship and Immigration: Classes for Citizenship and ESL

English Classes

Classes at APL

ESL Classes at APL
Free ESL Classes every Wednesday evening from August 30 - November 15, 2023. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be provided.

Talk Time Classes at APL
Free program for English conversation practice with other English language learners and English speaking volunteers. No registration is necessary.

The following agencies offer free English classes in Austin. Call for more information about dates and times.

Citywide Locations

Austin Community College
Austin, TX
Free English classes (ESL) in adult basic education program. Other types of classes are also offered. Register in advance. Classes are held in various locations in Austin, including Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Foundation Communities
Phone number: 512-610-4020

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Program English @ Work
For general inquiries write to
(915) 317-8360
Austin, TX 78746

Central Austin

First United Methodist Church E.S.L.
At 12th St. and Lavaca St.
English classes, conversation practice and TOEFL preparation. Childcare is provided.

UT Free ESL classes 
University of Texas at Austin

East Austin

Manos de Cristo
4911 Harmon Ave.
Austin, TX 78751
Free classes.

South Austin

El Buen Samaritano
7000 Woodhue Dr.
Austin, TX 78745
Free classes, all levels

Family Literacy Programs

The following agencies provide education for parents and their children, including English as a Second Language and adult basic education.

Any Baby Can
1121 E. 7th St.
Austin, TX 78702
Parents and their children aged 5 years or older are eligible.

Office: Communities In Schools of Central Texas
3000 South IH-35, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: (512) 462-1771
Contact Rob Patton at (512) 381-7110 or email ASPIRE families have children 0-7 years old, parents in need of ESL and/or GED classes, and live in north Austin (78758), or northeast Austin (78752/78723). Services are provided on Andrews and Lucy Read campuses. ASPIRE serves approximately 100 families per year.

Austin Learning Academy
Office: 1311 Hackberry St.
Austin, TX 78702
Classes are held at several locations