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 Fall Class Schedule


Aliso Viejo

Grace Hills Church
24521 Moulton Parkway
Thursdays 10:00 am-Noon
Jeanne Williams:
(949) 433-5503
Start date: 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
Please call first.

Dana Point

Dana Point Library
33841 Niguel RoadMondays 11:00-1:00
Fridays 11:00-1:00 and 1:00-3:00
Sandy Williams:
Ellen Dovey: (949) 481-4488
Start date: September 15

Foothill Ranch

Foothill Ranch Library
27002 Cabriole
Mondays & Wednesdays: 1:00-3:00 pm
Mario Soria:
Start date: September 13
Registration: September 11

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
Start date: September 9

Laguna Niguel

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

Laguna Woods

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



Heritage Park Regional Library
14361 Yale Avenue
Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Contact Linda Ito at
to ask about class levels and class times

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

Northwood Community Park Center
4531 Bryan Avenue
Fridays 9:00-10:15 am (multi-level)
Barbara Amato:
Start date: 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:

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

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

Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Drive
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am and 4:30-6:30 pm
Childcare available (fee)
Please call first to register: Jen Griggs (949) 769-8459
Start date: 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
Start date: September 11

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


Irvine (continued)

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
Start date: September 8

Lake Forest

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

Mission Viejo

Mission Hills Church
24162 Alicia Parkway
Mondays and Thursdays 9:30-11:00
Childcare available Mondays
Perry Hamilton:
Start date: September 11

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

San Juan Capistrano

Scout Hut
31372 La Matanza Street
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9:00-11:00 am
Vicki Sommer:
Registration: September 12

San Clemente

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


St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1221 Wass Street
Citizenship preparation class:
Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am
Jan Miles:
Church office: (714) 544-3141
Start date: September 23