About Our English Classes

The Emerson English Class Program (ESL) provides free English classes to English language learners from Basic to Intermediate levels on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Emerson Church.

Classes start every September and January and are taught by our wonderful, caring volunteer teachers. See class registration information in the 2024 Spring Semester Registration section below.

Download and share the Program Flyer with anyone who will benefit from improving their English.

What levels are offered?
We offer one class per level: Basic, Beginner, Low Intermediate, and Intermediate. We may offer an Advanced class in the future.

What is the 2024 class schedule?
The 2024 spring semester is January 16 – April 25. 

When are the classes?
Each class meets two evenings per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1900 Bering Drive, Houston, TX, 77057.

Do you charge for your English classes?
No! All of our English classes are always free for all students. The only cost is $10.00 for the textbook.

2024 Spring Semester Registration

  • All new students must register in-person on Saturday, January 6, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Emerson Church, 1900 Bering Drive, Houston.
  • Fall semester students who do not register in December need to register in-person on January 6th.
  • There is no online registration for the spring semester.
  • New students will get a placement evaluation to determine their class level when they register.
  • Admission to a class will be on a space available basis.

Do you have questions about Registration? 

Class Photos

Our students are an enthusiastic group. Here are photos from our 2022 summer session.

Volunteer Opportunities

Can you help us? You can easily become involved with this vibrant and rewarding outreach, which is run by a volunteer steering committee. We look forward to continued growth of the program and welcome you as a volunteer. Our program needs:

  • teachers

  • teaching assistants

  • registration day helpers (twice a year)

  • weekly greeters

  • fundraisers

  • grant writers

Contact Us

For more information about volunteer opportunities, our classes and student registration, please contact us by phone or email:
Phone: 713-782-0825 and leave your name and phone number.
Email: ESL@Emersonhouston.org