English as a Second Language

If English is not your first language, consider taking a class or getting help from a tutor at one of the following ESL providers in the OKC Metro. All classes listed are free unless otherwise noted.

Community Literacy Centers offers free classes throughout the OKC Metro at various times taught by certified instructors. Most classes meet twice per week for two hours each. Contact 405-524-7323 for their full schedule of fall classes or to learn more about CLC.

Oklahoma City Community College offers free courses offered in two 16-week sessions twice a week throughout the OKC Metro taught by trained teachers. Citizenship Classes available. To reserve your spot or inquire about this program, please call 405-686-7873.

Oklahoma Christian University Literacy Lunches offers free evening classes once or twice a week at multiple locations in the OKC Metro for adult ESL workers and their employees. Limited to 10 students. Have a question? Contact Dr. Gail Nash at 405-425-5345.

Rose State College. offers free courses taught by trained Rose State staff and faculty all throughout the year two times on Mondays and once on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Rose State Humanities Building, Room 130. To enroll or learn more call 405-733-7498.

Norman Adult Learning Center, part of Norman Public Schools, these free courses take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings at the Norman High School Conference Center. No requirements needed to enroll. To inquire, contact 405-366-1059.

Baptist Collegiate Ministry at OC  offers free Conversational English Class for Beginners on Tuesdays mornings and Advanced English on Wednesday mornings at Oklahoma City University. To learn more about the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, call 405 525-3535.

Britton Road Church of Christ these free classes begin at the start of the year until the end of May on Thursday evenings at the church. Summer classes are also available. For more information about their schedule, contact Irvin Rodriguez 405-924-6660.

Capitol Hill Baptist Church free classes available for all ages that include course work including reading activities. Small fee will be for learning materials. Practice tests for Citizenship are available. Learn more by contacting Connie Crew at 405-799-9799.

Capitol Hill Church of Christ offers free weekly classes during the summer on Tuesday evening for adults through August. Literacy Lunches also available here. For any questions or inquiries about these courses, contact Pancho Hobbes at 405-226-1998.

Eglesia Bautista Peniel offers a free year-round program that is church volunteer led that also provides Spanish classes for non-Spanish speakers. Classes meet for two hours every Wednesday evening. For more information, contact Vicente Reyes at 405-470-4376.

First Baptist Moore offers classes in various learning levels on Wednesday evenings during the school year, optional fee for materials. For speakers of any language, at any level. Childcare available for children up to 3 years old. Contact Don Jones at 405-735-2533.

Friendship International offers courses in several levels of instruction for two hours every Thursday morning, with a small $20 fee for materials. Childcare available for children up to 4 years old. To learn about these courses, contact Amanda Stulce at 405-206-7466 or Stacy Neuschaefer at 405-410-5567.

Integris Health Medical Center offers free courses that are available twice a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings and citizenship classes in the morning on weekends. Literacy courses for students up to 8th grade are also available. Call Carmen Romo at 405-636-7459.

Literacy Link offers free one-on-one tutoring by trained volunteers for weekly at the Midwest City Library. Set weekly for 1.5 hours by appointment only. To reserve a spot, call John Amicon at 405-732-2737.

Meadowood Baptist offers classes in various learning levels in Conversational English courses from September to mid-May on Tuesday evenings. Citizenship class, Drivers Ed, Reading and Writing in English are also available upon request. Fee for materials. Contact Lois Minton at 405-733-3389.

Memorial Road Church of Christ offers free two hour classes every Monday evening during the summer. For more information, contact Terry Fischer 405-607-6416.

Northwest Baptist Church offers free two hour courses in various learning styles every Wednesday evening.  Basic classes for Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Hebrew, Japanese, and French. Citizenship class is also available. To learn more, contact Richard Collins 405-947-6349.

OIC of Oklahoma County offers free two hour courses in Conversational English on Monday and Wednesday evenings as well an Introduction to US Citizenship class on Wednesday evenings. For more information or to register, call 405-235-2651.

Oklahoma City Community College Capitol Hill Center Literacy Lunches offers a 12 week course in the evenings once a week at various locations throughout the OKC metro. Classes meet weekly in the evening. Limited to 10 students. Call Gail Nash at 405-425-5345.

Putnam City Baptist Church offers free classes in Conversational English for all learning levels on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. No classes will be available from mid-November to 1st of January. To inquire, call Tim or Pamela Stairs at 303-690-7314.

Quail Springs Baptist offers free Oral English classes for adults every Wednesday evening. This class is available for beginners, intermediate speakers, or advanced students. For more information on any courses, contact Felix Cabrera at 405-302-3061.

Southern Hills Baptist offers a free Teaching English Language Learners course and is available every Monday evening. Childcare is also provided. For any questions or to register, contact Susan Mills at 405-664-0748.

Trinity International Baptist Church offers free Learning English Adult Program (LEAP) courses on Monday evenings. Other languages available are Lao Thai and Chinese for Sunday morning services. For more details on LEAP, call Lois Wells at 405-528-6327.

The Fellowship at Western Oaks, part of Oklahoma City Community College, these free three hour classes meet on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings to prepare for U.S. Citizenship exam. REACH Program, Legal Services are also available. Childcare available during school year. Call Arlita Harris 405-312-0155.

Oklahoma City TESOL Program has classes taught by trained teachers at various locations for the Certificate and MA TESOL program with Oklahoma City University. Citizenship classes available Thursdays evenings. Credit hours are required. Tuition discounts available. Call Robert Griffin at 405-208-5941.

The Spero Project/The Common provides neighborhood and apartment-site based Conversational English classes and tutoring in the OKC metro. Citizenship Classes available, specifically for refugee status. Contact Kaitlyn Ritchie at 405-312-6705 for detials.

Oklahoma City Public Schools – Language & Cultural Services offers English Language Development classes from August to May at various school sites. Also provides professional development for teachers, school staff, and support for parents and community members. Contact Chris Berry at 405-587-0172.

Check out these websites for fun and helpful activities:

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Colorin Colorado
Dave’s ESL Cafe
To Learn English
AllESL