English as a Second Language (ESL)

man learning English with his tutor as he points to words in a book

Learn and Improve English

ESL classes help adults from other countries learn English. ESL students build conversation skills so they can shop, go to the doctor, go to the bank, and communicate throughout their respective communities more easily. Some people take ESL classes to improve their English levels enough to be matched with a Partners in Reading (PAR) tutor.

ESL Classes

PAR offers free ESL classes for beginning and intermediate levels in the fall and spring semesters. Unfortunately, classes are full at this time. Please call PAR at 408-808-2361 if you would like be added to the ESL interest list. PAR also encourages you to visit virtual conversation clubs held by branches throughout San José.