Community English Resources


UA English Language Institute –
• How To Apply to ELI –
• Course Calendar and Costs –

Shelton State Community College Adult Education Programs
ESL and GED programs are offered by the Adult Education Program at Shelton State.

Contact Phillip Johnson, Adult Education Director, at 205-391-2665 or Kristen Bobo, Site Coordinator for Tuscaloosa County and GED Online at 205-391-2638. The Adult Education Department is located in Building 200 on the C. A. Fredd Campus (3401 MLK Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

See more here.


University of Alabama Global Café Language Learning Center
Center for Community-Based Partnerships
The University of Alabama
1114 Capital Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0372
Phone: 205-348-7392

Tuscaloosa’s One Place
Adult education services are offered in partnership with Shelton State Community College. ESL classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All classes are offered without cost to the consumer.

First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa
721 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Wednesday Classes – 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Thursday Classes – 9:30 – 11:30 am
Conversational English classes are free. They are taught by certified volunteers through the International Ministry of First Baptist Tuscaloosa. All classes meet in the basement of First Baptist’s main building, beneath the Chapel and Sanctuary. All levels are offered. No pre-registration is needed. Everyone is welcome! Call First Baptist at (205)345-7554 or email for more information. All levels offered.

Transportation: Our bus will pick you up for your class on Thursday mornings. Please call the church office at 205-345-7554 by Wednesday if you need a ride. Sometimes teachers and students can offer transportation for other classes.
Childcare: Provided free of charge for children fours years old and younger in the Children’s Center.

English Conversation Classes – The Navigators
Ferguson Center, Room 305
Tuesdays: First Class 3 – 4 pm, Second Class 7 – 8 pm
Doug Johnston 859-797-4698,

Calvary Baptist Church
1121 Paul W Bryant Dr
Located in the Annex building on the corner of Bryant and 12th Street
Wednesdays from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

• FREE Class (cost for book if desired)
• FREE meal
• FREE childcare for children under 5 years

Instructor: Judy Hagler 205-553-9563 or 205-292-4552

Northport Baptist Church
1004 Main Avenue
Northport, AL 35476

Free English Classes
Tuesday  9:30-11:30

Located just across the river from downtown, our classes serve the Tuscaloosa and Northport areas.  Multiple levels offered and no pre-registration needed.  Everyone is welcome!

For information call Gina Miller at (205) 310-2315 or email

SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS: If your child is between the ages of 3 and 18 and is not a native English speaker, you should get in touch with the English Language Learner (ELL) coordinators in Tuscaloosa before your arrival to the U.S.  The local ELL coordinators are Kristi Garcia in the Tuscaloosa City Schools – City Schools ESL Website or Leah Jones in the Tuscaloosa County School