South Coast Literacy Council South Coast Literacy Council
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

2017 Summer Class Schedule


Aliso Viejo

Grace Hills Church
24521 Moulton Parkway
Thursdays 10:00 am-Noon
Jeanne Williams:
(949) 433-5503
Closed June 9-September 14

Costa Mesa

St. Joachim Church Rectory
1943 Orange Avenue (Annex A)
Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm
Concepcion O'Leary: (714) 898-7463
Limited space; please call first.

St. Joachim Catholic Church
1964 Orange Avenue (School Room 4)
Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm
John Gleason:
(949) 981-3867
Open, but may close July 6; please call first.

Dana Point

Dana Point Library
33841 Niguel Road
Sandy Williams:
Ellen Dovey: (949) 481-4488
Open until July 31
Closed August 1-September 1

Laguna Niguel

Mission Lutheran Church
24360 Yosemite Road
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am: beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate classes
Please pre-register with Virginia Boureston at
Closed June 28-September 13

Laguna Woods

Geneva Presbyterian Church
24301 El. Toro Road
Wednesdays 1:15-3:00 pm
Susan Collins:
Closed June 7-September 13


Heritage Park Regional Library
14361 Yale Avenue
Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Contact Linda Ito at
to ask about class levels and class times
Closed June 1-September 11

The Meadows
14851 Jeffrey
Contact Lee Kovac: (714) 654-8273
For residents only


Irvine (continued)

Northwood Community Park Center
4531 Bryan Avenue
Fridays 9:00-10:15 am (multi-level)
Barbara Amato:
Closed May 26-September 8

Katie Wheeler Library
13109 Old Myford Road
10:00-11:30 am each day
Mondays (advanced level)
Tuesdays (advanced level)
Wednesdays (advanced level)
Barbara Amato:
Open but limited space; please call first

Islamic Center of Irvine
2 Truman
Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 pm
Barbara Looney:
(949) 552-1140
Closed May 16-July 11

Las Lomas Community Center
10 Federation Way
Tuesdays 10:00 am-Noon (intermediate)
Tuesday class closed June 7-September 12
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am (multi-level)
Thursday class closed June 9-September 7
Registration for all classes September 7
Pat Heilig:
(714) 552-2608

Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Drive
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am and 4:30-6:30 pm
Childcare available (fee)
Please contact us first: Sue Pozil (Director) and Janice Yu (Admin. Assistant):
Closed May 26-September 7

University Community Park
1 Beech Tree Lane (Lexicon entrance)
Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Please contact us first:
Barbara Looney:
(949) 552-1140
Closed June 26-September 11

University Park Library
4512 Sandburg Way
Barbara Looney:
(949) 552-1140
Open, but 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
Watch the video about their ESL classes!
Jim Gustafson:
(651) 357-8437
Closed June 3-September 8


Lake Forest

El Toro Library
24672 Raymond Way
Tuesdays or Thursdays 10:00-11:30 am
Harriet Kelly: (949) 770-0642
Closed June 19-September 5

Mission Viejo

Mission Hills Church
24162 Alicia Parkway
Mondays 9:30-11:00
Childcare available starting Jan. 9
Perry Hamilton:
Closed June 13-September 11

Presbyterian Church of the Master
26051 Marguerite Parkway
Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 am
Lynn Osth: (949) 643-8646
Closed June 12-September 11

San Juan Capistrano

Scout Hut
31372 La Matanza Street
Tuesdays: 9:00-11:00 am
Ilene Slapin:
Wednesdays: 9:00-11:00 am
Laurie Jacobs:
Closed June 7-September 5

San Clemente

St. Clements Episcopal Church
202 Avenida Aragon
Fridays 6:30-8:30 pm
Peter Knapp: (949) 498-3662


St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1221 Wass Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:00 am and 7:00-8:30 pm
Beginning and Intermediate levels
Jan Miles:
Church office: (714) 544-3141
Closed May 26-September 19

Huntington Beach

Calvary Baptist Church
8281 Garfield Avenue
Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:00 to 11:00 am
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels
Vocabulary and Conversation
Paul Walker:
(714) 791-6746
Closed June 28-September 9