Free English Classes! (ESL)

Now offering virtual and in-person classes! Beginner or advanced — all classes are free!

  • ESL Classes at HCDE: Virtual or in-person, the choice is yours!

Learn English at HCDE Adult Education

  • HCDE Adult Education offers free English classes for speakers of other languages. 

    • Beginning, intermediate, advanced English learners are welcome!
    • Improve your English reading, writing, and pronunciation skills
    • Leadership and digital literacy training

Eligibility Requirements

    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must live in Harris or Liberty County
    • Must have a photo ID
    • Must attend orientation and registration
    • Must commit to attending every class (6 hours per week)
    • You must have access to technology (computer, smartphone, tablet, and internet)

Register for Virtual and In-Person Classes

      Virtual Classes

      • Virtual Classes

        Do you want to improve your reading, writing, and pronunciation skills in English, but don't want to leave your home?

        Sign up for an orientation to attend our FREE virtual English classes!


        Sign Up For An Orientation

      Adult Education Learning Center

      • Adult Education Learning Center

        • Class Type: In-person
        • Registration, Orientation and Class Location: 6515 Irvington Blvd., Houston, TX 77022 (map)


        Registration & Orientation Dates

        Registration & Orientation Times

        Class Schedule
        January 8 – 11, 2024

        9:30am & 6:00pm

        January 22 – March 8, 2024
        February 12 – 15, 2024

        9:30am & 6:00pm

        February 26 – May 9, 2024
        March 18 – 21, 2024

        9:30am & 6:00pm

        April 1 – June 6, 2024
        April 29 – 30, 2024

        9:30am & 6:00pm

        May 8 – June 20, 2024*

        *Classes will be Monday - Wednesday

      East Houston

      • GET Church

      • Peace Lutheran Church

      • Baytown Learning Center

      • Cleveland Middle School (Cleveland)

      • Covenant with Christ (Cleveland)

      • Kruse Elementary (Pasadena)

      • Royal Wood Elementary (Sheldon) 

      • Santa Fe Middle School (Cleveland)

      North Houston

      • Northwest Assistant Ministries

      • Klein Forest High School

      • The Foundry Church

      West Houston

      • Spring Branch Family Development Center

      • Katy - Mayde Creek High School

      • Alief - Talent Development Center

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      • Adult education and literacy services are provided with support from the Gulf Coast Workforce Board to help individuals find a job, keep a job, or get a better job. Harris County Department of Education supports, and the Board is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and gender expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  

        Harris County Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (Please request reasonable accommodations a minimum of two business days in advance.) Relay Texas Numbers: 800-735-2989 (TDD), 1-800-735-2988 (voice), or 711.