Resources for New Immigrants

English Classes


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

Citywide Locations | Central Austin | East Austin
South Austin | West Austin | Family Literacy Programs

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: 512-348-5970

LifeWorks Education Center
3700 South 1st St. Austin, TX 78704
Small group classes or one-on-one tutoring sessions.

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.

Friendship International of Austin
Hyde Park Baptist Church at 39th and Speedway
English, citizenship and creative classes offered. Childcare for preschoolers

UT Informal Classes
University of Texas at Austin
Phone: 512-471-3121

UT Free ESL classes 
University of Texas at Austin

East Austin

Casa Marianella
821 Gunter St.
Austin, TX 78702
Free classes, all levels. No need to show documents.

La Fuente
758 Springdale Rd.
Austin, TX 78702
Free classes, multiple levels.

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.

West Austin

Riverbend Church ESL
4214 Capitol of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78746
Free English Classes
Every Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am
We follow the school calendar
ALL levels/No childcare
Facebook: ESL Riverbend

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.