English as a Second Language near

San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Hotlines and Virtual Assistance

Dial 211 on your phone
or dial (877) 541-7905

2-1-1 is a free and anonymous hotline that helps people find information about local resources in their community. Calling 2-1-1 is the starting point for making a connection to community services such as food, clothing, shelter, employment, and during disasters, to name a few. We maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date database that is updated regularly according to industry standards.

Office Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays
Maria Gansel - 211 VP Operations Send email
(210) 352-7000

The Canopy hotline aims to connect migrants to community resources throughout the United States to ensure their basic necessities have been met.

Our Canopy staff have diligently searched for community resources and agencies that aim to serve the migrant population throughout their entire process–while they await their case, when they receive status, and once they are adjusted into the United States.

Connect with:

  • Medical Care
  • Dental Care
  • Mental Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Shelter
  • Employment Assistance
  • GED Preparation
  • ESL Classes
  • Food Pantry
  • Clothing Banks
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Assistance

Assistance with: 

  • Finding local WIFI
  • School Registration
  • Transportation
  • Locating Detainees
  • Safety Planning
  • Other Educational Resources

Canopy Hotline: 800-437-3071 (CALL or TEXT)

Canopy Hotline (Call or Text)
(800) 437-3071

The Neighborhood Place is a community hub that brings services and resources together to empower families on the Westside of San Antonio.

The Neighborhood Place serves the entire community but targets three surrounding zip codes: 78228, 78237, 78207.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Notice

2020 Fall Classes are available in four formats:

Option 1: Enhanced In-Person Plan - This is the traditional adult education class provided on site/in-person with enhanced SAISD safety precautions such as following CDC social distancing guidelines with a smaller teacher-student class ratio, increased hand sanitizer availability, increased frequency of sanitation of high touch areas etc.

Option 2: Enhanced In-Person & Remote Class Instruction Plan - This hybrid class combines in-person instruction with remote class instruction (join via Zoom) concurrently with increased safety and disinfecting measures as listed in Option 1.

Option 3: Scheduled remote Class Instruction Plan - Students don't come to any site to attend class. Instead, they join an online class via Zoom at a specified scheduled time to participate in remote/online learning. Enrollment, testing, and instruction would be offered 100% online. Students must meet technology requirements to participate in this plan. 

Option 4: Distance Learning Plan -Students use web-based program to access learning curriculum aligned to the Texas Workforce Commission Content Standards designed to fill-in learning gaps the students need to achieve educational goals. Students must meet technology requirements to participate in this plan. 

We have an open admissions policy for most classes that will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in today's technological and global economy. SAISD Adult and Community Education is proud to be a leader in innovation and student diversity.

Texas Residents click here to register for adult education classes.

We can help you learn English, so you can...
• expand your job options.
• communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
• study to become a North American citizen.
• help your children succeed in school.
• improve your computer skills.
• develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:
- 18 years old
- with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
- 17 years old
 with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
- parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
- 16 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and the documentation requested by a court, and
 parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student

Call for locations and class schedules.
San Antonio ISD - Adult Education & Literacy
(210) 299-1102
Success for Adult Learners
(210) 370-5498

The FRC service family members of the incarcerated and individuals formerly incarcerated with:

  • Assistance with basic needs (food, clothing, transportation, ID cards, etc.
  • Employment assistance through job readiness, and job referrals.
  • Regular support group meetings.
  • Substance recovery classes.
  • Chaplaincy services.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Mental health counseling.
  • Public utilities assistance (when funding is available).
  • Parenting classes.
  • Anger management classes.
  • Art therapy for victims of domestic violence.
  • Identification
  • Proof of incarceration
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Family Renewal Center
(210) 299-4540

Prospera believes that a strong investment in adult education and development provides comprehensive opportunities to build an enhanced community, increase cultural diversity, and strengthen the economy. We strive to encourage self-endurance to motivate our adult residents to explore educational opportunities by promoting the value of long-term benefits including better jobs, increased wages, and overall prosperous quality of life. Our Services Managers play a vital role in helping residents locate and enroll in appropriate adult programs and services available in our Community Learning Centers as per the needs and interests of the residents at each property as well as the resources available in the surrounding community.

Adult programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • GED Preparation
  • ESL Classes
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Parenting Programs
  • Financial Literacy and Budgeting
  • Computer Literacy
  • Home Ownership and Credit Counseling
  • Job Fairs and Job Skills Training
  • Online Employment Searches and Application Assistance
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups

This program is for residents of Vista Verde Apartments .

Our Direct Services team consists of social workers and case managers devoted to ensuring our client’s basic necessities are being met.

We carry out these services by providing individualized needs assessments, emotional support, resource linkage, empowerment, and education.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • ICE/ISAP/Court Accompaniment
  • School Registration
  • Access to:
    • Nutrition
    • Clothing Assistance
    • ESL Classes
    • Medical Care
    • Mental Health
    • Dental Care
    • Housing
    • Internet Connection/Wifi
    • Safety Planning
    • Transportation

For more information, contact us.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Notice

For the latest Covid-related info, visit Better. Safer. AlamoTOGETHER.

We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o the documentation requested by a court, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Call for class schedule.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278

Prospera believes that a strong investment in adult education and development provides comprehensive opportunities to build an enhanced community, increase cultural diversity, and strengthen the economy. We strive to encourage self-endurance to motivate our adult residents to explore educational opportunities by promoting the value of long-term benefits including better jobs, increased wages, and overall prosperous quality of life. Our Services Managers play a vital role in helping residents locate and enroll in appropriate adult programs and services available in our Community Learning Centers as per the needs and interests of the residents at each property as well as the resources available in the surrounding community.

Adult programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • GED Preparation
  • ESL Classes
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Parenting Programs
  • Financial Literacy and Budgeting
  • Computer Literacy
  • Home Ownership and Credit Counseling
  • Job Fairs and Job Skills Training
  • Online Employment Searches and Application Assistance
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups

This program is for residents of Terraces at Haven for Hope.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
1.32 miles away, 439 Arbor Pl, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

English as Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers.

18 and older (17 with parental consent, or 16 with court order).

 Call (210) 554-2451 or click here for registration and other details.

Free.

Classes are three hours long, morning and evening, Monday through Thursday.
Darlene Volz - Director Send email
(210) 554-2450
Griselda Ornelas - Department Secretary Send email

English as Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers.

18 and older (17 with parental consent, or 16 with court order).

Click here for more information or call (210) 554-2450 for registration and other details.

Classes are held in the portable building.

Free.

Classes are three hours, Monday & Wednesday, Tuesday & Thursday morning.
Griselda Ornelas - Department Secretary Send email
(210) 544-2450
Darlene Volz - Director Send email

English as Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers.

18 and older (17 with parental consent, or 16 with court order).

Call (210) 554-2453 or click here for registration and other details.

Free.

Monday & Wednesday mornings and evenings
Margarita Huantes Learning Center
(210) 544-2453
Griselda Ornelas - Department Secretary Send email

The Refugee School Impact Program (RSIP) offers activities that lead to the effective integration and education of refugee children. The RSIP supports impacted school districts with services for refugee children. Students between 5 and 18 years of age participate in activities including: English as a Second Language instruction, after-school tutoring, activities encouraging high school completion and full participation in school activities, summer programs and club activities, parental involvement activities and interpreting services.

Refugee and immigrant children between the ages of 5 and 18.

For additional information please contact program director, Elizabeth Vidales at (210) 226-3569 ext 248.

Elizabeth Ortiz - Program Director
(210) 226-3569 x: 248

English as Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers.

18 and older (17 with parental consent, or 16 with a court order)

Call or click here for registration and other details.

Free.

Tuesday & Thursday evenings
Darlene Volz - Director Send email
(210) 554-2450
Griselda Ornelas - Department Secretary Send email

In partnership with ESC Region-20, this program offers classes in citizenship, English as a second language and money management, both of which promote self-sufficiency for a secure future.

Please call for additional information.

Free.

Notice

For the latest Covid-related info, visit Better. Safer. AlamoTOGETHER.

We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o the documentation requested by a court, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Call for locations and class schedules.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278
Notice

San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service every day of the week.

  • Contact-Free Pickup and free outdoor WiFi remain available.
  • Click here for hours and other details.
  • Texana/Genealogy services are still available only by phone, email, or through Ask MySAPL

Learn at SAPL is an adult education program that provides individualized job support and computer training. 

  • Technology and Computer Training
  • Job Help
  • English as a Second Language
  • GED 

For Drop-In help in one of these areas, please come between 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Service days may vary by location.

Adults. 

Click here to learn more about Learn at SAPL and its programs.

Free.

Monday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Bazan Library
(210) 207-9160
Michelle Rickman Send email
(210) 728-6799

English as Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers.

18 and older (17 with parental consent, or 16 with a court order)

Call or click here for registration and other details.

Free.

Monday - Wednesday evenings
Darlene Volz - Director Send email
(210) 554-2450
Griselda Ornelas - Department Secretary Send email
Notice

2020 Fall Classes are available in four formats:

Option 1: Enhanced In-Person Plan: This is the traditional adult education class provided on site/in-person with enhanced SAISD safety precautions such as following CDC social distancing guidelines with a smaller teacher-student class ratio, increased hand sanitizer availability, increased frequency of sanitation of high touch areas etc.

Option 2: Enhanced In-Person and Remote Class Instruction Plan: This hybrid class combines in-person instruction with remote class instruction (join via Zoom) concurrently with increased safety and disinfecting measures as listed in Option 1.

Option 3: Scheduled remote Class Instruction Plan: Students don't come to any site to attend class. Instead, they join an online class via Zoom at a specified scheduled time to participate in remote/online learning. Enrollment, testing, and instruction would be offered 100% online. Students must meet technology requirements to participate in this plan.

Option 4: Distance Learning Plan: Students use web-based program to access learning curriculum aligned to the Texas Workforce Commission Content Standards designed to fill-in learning gaps the students need to achieve educational goals. Students must meet technology requirements to participate in this plan.

We have an open admissions policy for most classes that will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in today's technological and global economy. SAISD Adult and Community Education is proud to be a leader in innovation and student diversity.

Texas Residents click here to register for adult education classes.

English as Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers.

Free.

Classes are three hours long, Tuesday and Thursday morning. Call (210) 554-2450 for registration and other details.
Griselda Ornelas Send email
(210) 544-2019

English as Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers.

Click here or call 210-554-2450 for more information.

Classes are held in the portable building.

Free.

Classes are three hours long, Monday & Wednesday morning.
Griselda Ornelas - Department Secretary Send email
(210) 544-2450
Darlene Volz - Director Send email

Families and individuals living in CHR affordable housing communities have access to supportive social services such as:

  • Homework help and tutoring
  • After-school snacks and summer lunches
  • Adult education programs
  • ESL assistance
  • Financial literacy programs
  • Job readiness preparation
  • And more

Free for residents of San Juan Square 2.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Families and individuals living in CHR affordable housing communities have access to supportive social services such as:

  • Homework help and tutoring
  • After-school snacks and summer lunches
  • Adult education programs
  • ESL assistance
  • Financial literacy programs
  • Job readiness preparation
  • And more

Free for residents of San Juan Square 1.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

English as Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers.

18 and older (17 with parental consent, or 16 with a court order)

Call or click here for schedule, registration and other details.

Free.

Tuesday & Thursday morning
SAISD - Adult & Community Education
(210) 554-2450
Griselda Ornelas - Department Secretary Send email
2.80 miles away, 906 Merida, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

The SAISD Adult Education Literacy (AEL) program embraces success for all adult learners, helping them define what success means to them in order to guide them on a path toward continued improvement and growth. The program’s mission is to ensure that all adults who live in Texas have the skills necessary to function effectively in their personal and family lives, in the workplace and in the community.

The SAISD Adult and Community Education program offers the following classes at over 23 locations throughout San Antonio, Monday through Thursday and on Saturday (morning and evenings).

Services offered under the Adult Education are FREE of charge to the community and include the following:

  • ASE/GED preparation
  • ABE/ASE/GED for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
    recipients
  • Adult Basic Education in English & Spanish (Math, Reading and Writing)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • English Literacy Civics (EL Civics)/Citizenship
  • Preparation for post-secondary education and training (Transitions)
  • Distance Learning (online classes)

New classes:

  • IT Fundamentals+ Certification
  • Basic Computer Skills Certification

Specialized services include:

  • IET career training combined with workforce preparation and academic support
  • Integrated EL CIVICS (ESL/EL CIVICS/Career Training)
  • Employer partnerships: Contextualized TXCHSE or ESL based on employer needs

Some fees may apply. Contact for more details.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Darlene Volz - Director Send email
(210) 554-2450
Griselda Ornelas - Department Secretary Send email
2.79 miles away, 2003 Ruiz St, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

The Presentation Ministry Center offers culturally appropriate educational opportunities for holistic development and community building, embodying the spirit of Nano Nagle. As mentioned earlier, the Center is primarily dedicated to meeting the needs of the immigrant community. The classes offered are in response to requests of our participants.

No requirements.

Instruction is free. There may be a cost for materials, depending upon the class.

During school year: Monday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Br. James Needham Send email
(210) 633-6055

We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o the documentation requested by a court, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Call for class schedule.
ESC Region 20 - Adult Education & Literacy
(210) 370-5498

We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and the documentation requested by a court, and
    parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Call for class schedule.
Restore Education
(210) 432-6123
Success for Adult Learners
(210) 370-5498

English as Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers.

18 and older (17 with parental consent, or 16 with court order).

Click here for more information.

Free.

Classes are three hours, Tuesday and Thursday evening.
Griselda Ornelas - Department Secretary Send email
(210) 544-2450
Darlene Volz - Director Send email

The Adult Case Management program addresses the root causes of poverty and instability by leveraging social work services to develop the life skills and support essential to strengthen and stabilize the family. Services provide individuals with guidance and referrals to help them more effectively cope with complicated situations that decrease their quality of life. Services are provided by one full-time Case Manager and supported by Good Sam's Field Education Services (FES) program.

(Adult Case Management is a program of Good Sam's Family Development Services.)

Individuals over the age of 16 and families are eligible for this program.

Please call or email for further details.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Marby Shaw - Program Manager Send email
(210) 434-5531 x: 2016
Cynthia Cardenas Send email
(210) 434-5531

English as Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers.

18 and older (17 with parental consent, or 16 with court order).

Click here for more information.

Free.

Classes are three hour, Tuesday and Thursday morning
Griselda Ornelas - Department Secretary Send email
(210) 544-2450
Darlene Volz - Director Send email
3.61 miles away, 1023 Ada St, San Antonio, TX, 78223 , D3
Notice

San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service every day of the week.

  • Contact-Free Pickup and free outdoor WiFi remain available.
  • Click here for hours and other details.
  • Texana/Genealogy services are still available only by phone, email, or through Ask MySAPL

Learn at SAPL is an adult education program that provides individualized job support and computer training. 

  • Technology and Computer Training
  • Job Help
  • English as a Second Language
  • GED 

For Drop-In help in one of these areas, please come between 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Service days may vary by location.

Adults. 

Click here to learn more about Learn at SAPL and its programs.

Free.

Monday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
McCreless Library
(210) 207-9170
Michelle Rickman Send email
(210) 728-6799
3.89 miles away, 927 VFW Blvd, San Antonio, TX, 78223 , D3

Prospera believes that a strong investment in adult education and development provides comprehensive opportunities to build an enhanced community, increase cultural diversity, and strengthen the economy. We strive to encourage self-endurance to motivate our adult residents to explore educational opportunities by promoting the value of long-term benefits including better jobs, increased wages, and overall prosperous quality of life. Our Services Managers play a vital role in helping residents locate and enroll in appropriate adult programs and services available in our Community Learning Centers as per the needs and interests of the residents at each property as well as the resources available in the surrounding community.

Adult programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • GED Preparation
  • ESL Classes
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Parenting Programs
  • Financial Literacy and Budgeting
  • Computer Literacy
  • Home Ownership and Credit Counseling
  • Job Fairs and Job Skills Training
  • Online Employment Searches and Application Assistance
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups

This program is for residents of Champion Homes at Mission del Rio.