Take a Class

What we do?
The Literacy Council offers a classroom program for adults who want to learn English.  We have classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners.

Where do students learn?
Classes are held at schools, public libraries, community service centers, and churches in Montgomery County.

When do students learn?
Classes meet three times a week. Students attend class for a total of 9 hours each week for 10 weeks. Day and evening classes are offered.

What does it cost?
Classes are free, but students are encouraged to buy their books.

Who can be a student?
Students must live or work in Montgomery County.  Students in the ESL class program must be at least 16 years old and out of high school.

How can I become a student?
Attend a Literacy Council ESL Class Orientation to learn more and to be tested for placement level

  • Space is limited – please arrive on time – first come, first served
  • Please do not bring children to orientation
  • Plan to stay for the entire orientation session (about 3 hours)


Download our Winter 2015 schedule of orientations and classes

Contact Stephanie Williams at  301-610-0030, extension 215 or stephanie@literacycouncilmcmd.org