English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Conversation Club Group

Improve English Conversation Skills

PAR offers free opportunities to practice speaking English in the forms of 1-on-1 tutoring, small groups of 2-3 people, or larger ESL classes. 

If you are interested in 1-on-1 tutoring or in a small group of 2-3 people, an orientation and assessment are required.  

To register for an orientation and assessment, please call (408) 808-2361 or fill out the PAR Contact Form.

PAR ESL Classes

Our larger ESL classes begin in the spring and fall semesters and run for 12 weeks. They are currently full. Please call 408-808-2361 to be added to a waiting list.

ESL Classes from the San José Public Library

PAR also encourages you to visit virtual or in-person conversion clubs hosted by library branches throughout San José.

Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor

Work with an adult 1-on-1 or in small groups with 2-3 learners to practice speaking English so they can more fully participate in their communities, improve job opportunities, and navigate daily life with improved confidence. 

All materials and training are provided. No experience is necessary. Tutors do not need to be native English speakers. We encourage speakers of other languages to apply.