Free ESL Classes for South Orange County, CA

We offer free ESL English classes at each of these locations on the days and times shown here. At some locations no appointment is necessary, but it is best to call or send an e-mail to the person whose name appears below before you come. Click on the street address to see the location on a map.

Please complete this registration form and bring it with you when you come: Student Registration Request Form

You can find other free ESL lessons on the "Learn English" page.

2018-2019 Class Schedule


Aliso Viejo

Grace Hills Church
24521 Moulton Parkway
Thursdays 10:00 am-Noon
Jeanne Williams:
(949) 433-5503

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Spanish SDA Church
617 Hamilton Street
Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm
Concepcion O'Leary: (714) 898-7463
Please contact us first.

St. Joachim Catholic Church
1964 Orange Avenue (School Room 4)
Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm
John Gleason:
(949) 981-3867
Please contct John Gleason first.

Dana Point

Dana Point Library
33841 Niguel RoadMondays 1:00-3:00
Fridays 11:00-1:00
Sandy Williams:

Foothill Ranch

Foothill Ranch Library
27002 Cabriole
Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00 am -Noon and Noon-2:00 pm
Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm
Mario Soria:

Huntington Beach

Calvary Baptist Church
8281 Garfield Avenue
Wednesdays & Saturdays 9:00-11:00 am
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels: Vocabulary and Conversation
Paul Walker:
(714) 791-6746

Laguna Niguel

Mission Lutheran Church
24360 Yosemite Road
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am
Beginning English/Farsi, High Beginning (full), and Intermediate levels.
New classes beginning January 23:
Beginners Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm;
Citizenship Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 pm (Intermediate level English required)
Please pre-register with Virginia Boureston at
(949) 495-1735

Laguna Woods

Laguna Woods Village (residents only)
Contact Diane Meadow  ( or Teri  Kelsall ( for information and permission to attend




Heritage Park Regional Library
14361 Yale Avenue
Contact Linda Ito:  (949) 387-5194
to ask about class levels and class times

Northwood Community Park Center
4531 Bryan Avenue
Fridays 9:00-10:15 am (multi-level)
Barbara Amato:
January classes begin January 11, 2019
You must register at
(click here for instructions)

Katie Wheeler Library
13109 Old Myford Road
Intermediate and advanced levels
Barbara Amato:

Islamic Center of Irvine
2 Truman
Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 pm
Barbara Looney:
(949) 552-1140

Turtle Rock Community Park
1 Sunnyhill
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am (multi-level)
Pat Heilig:
January classes begin January 10, 2019
You must register at
(click here for instructions)

University United Methodist Church
Education Building, Classroom B
18422 Culver Drive
Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 am
Intermediate level (maximum 14 students)
Pat Heilig:
Starts January 8, 2019

Community Center at Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Drive
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am (childcare/fee),
4:30-6:30 pm (free child homework help), and
6:30-8:30 pm (free child homework help)
Please call first to register: Peggy McAllister (949) 374-7841 or

University Community Park
1 Beech Tree Lane (or Lexicon entrance)
Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Please contact us first:
Barbara Looney:
(949) 552-1140
January classes begin January 7, 2019
You must register at
(click here for instructions)

University Park Library
4512 Sandburg Way
Barbara Looney:
(949) 552-1140
Please email or call for information and permission to attend.

Voyagers Bible Church
H.O.M.E. (Helping Others Master English)
6000 Irvine Center Drive
Fridays 9:15-11:15 am
Beginner and Intermediate levels; conversation practice
About the classes: video and other information
Jim Gustafson:
(651) 357-8437



Lake Forest

El Toro Library
24672 Raymond Way
Mondays 10-11:30 am: Advanced Beginners
Mondays 12:00-1:30 pm: Beginners
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am: Intermediate
Harriet Kelly: (949) 770-0642

Mission Viejo

Mission Hills Church
24162 Alicia Parkway
Mondays & Thursdays 9:30-11:00
Childcare available Mondays
Perry Hamilton:

Presbyterian Church of the Master
26051 Marguerite Parkway
Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 am
Lynn Osth: (949) 643-8646

San Juan Capistrano

Scout Hut
31372 La Matanza Street
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9:00-11:00 am
Vicki Sommer:

San Clemente

New! San Clemente Presbyterian Church
SCLC Learning Center
119 Avenida De La Estrella
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Margie Buster:
Registration January 31; Starts February 7

St. Clements Episcopal Church
202 Avenida Aragon
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30-10:00 am
Babysitting on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Sherilyn Mentes:
Fridays 6:30-8:30 pm (advanced)
Peter Knapp: (949) 498-3662

North Tustin

Trinity English Center at Trinity Presbyterian Church
13922 Prospect Avenue
Tuesdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm (childcare/fee)
Joe Weatherstone:
Suzanne Tonokawa:


St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1221 Wass Street
Citizenship preparation class:
Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am
Jan Miles:
Church office: (714) 544-3141