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 Curtis Coleman, Site Coordinator for Bibb, Greene, Hale, and Sumter Counties at 205-391-2664 or 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.


Global Cafe

Global Café

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

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

Online classes available by Zoom.  Days and times to be determined.

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.

Everyone is welcome! All levels offered.

Register Online or click HERE for a printable registration form.

Contact Information:

Kristy Myers, Ministry Assistant | 205-632-3074
Facebook: ESL First Baptist Church

Childcare: Children activities and childcare available on Wednesdays.

Calvary Baptist Church

1121 Paul W Bryant Drive
Wednesdays from 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

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

Contact: Evelyn Sexton,

Northport Baptist Church

1004 Main Avenue
Northport, AL 35476

Free English Classes
Tuesday  9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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!

Free ESL classes are held every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 from August to May. Students may join at any time. Light refreshments will be available during our break time. Childcare and bus services are provided. Register in person at the beginning of the semester or through the website at:

Contact Gina Miller at for more information.

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