Welcome to Better English in Tacoma!

Free ESL Conversation Classes

  • Increase your confidence in conversational English.
  • Develop a greater understanding of culture.
  • Build friendships by interacting with teachers, tutors & other English learners.
  • Have one-on-one and small group opportunities to speak English with native speakers.

CLASSES

ESL @ The Station (Mondays, 9:45am-12pm)
Fall classes resume September 12, 2022. Topic: Hot- and Cold-Climate Cultures.
Sunset Bible Church, 7909 40th St W, University Place, WA
Contact:
Karen karen@sunsetbible.com

Talk Time (Saturdays, 10-11am)
Fall classes resume September 17, 2022. New topic weekly.
First Baptist Church, 2844 Mountain Ave W, University Place, WA
Contact:
Pastor Stacey satmcclain@hotmail.com

Zoom Talk Time (Saturdays, 10-11am)
Fall classes resume September 17, 2022. New topic weekly.
Contact: Barris (barrisharms@gmail.com) for the Zoom link.

English with Friends (Mondays, 6:30-8pm)
Fall classes resume September 12, 2022. New topic weekly.
Lake City Community Church, 8810 Lawndale Ave SW, Lakewood, WA
Contact: Allison englishwithfriendsLC3@gmail.com

Virtual (Zoom) Talk Time (Tuesdays, 10-11am)
Year round. New topic weekly.
Contact: Maureen (MRicksWildish@piercecountylibrary.org) for the Zoom link.

Virtual (Zoom) Friendship ESL Class (Wednesdays, 9-10am)
Fall Classes start September 7, 2022. Topic: Concerns of Immigrant Parents and their Children
Contact: Marion at UPPC.org (davemannie@comcast.net) for the Zoom link.

Better English on S 84th (Thursdays, 10-11am)
Fall classes start September 15, 2022.
South Lakeshore Christian Church, 1740 South 84th Street, Tacoma, WA
Contact: Jim BEonS84th@gmail.com

Virtual (Zoom) Talk Time (Thursdays, 6-7pm)
Year round. New topic weekly.
Contact: Maureen (MRicksWildish@piercecountylibrary.org) for the Zoom link.

 

SMALL GROUP & ONE-ON-ONE OPPORTUNITIES

Conversation Partner (1 hour/once a week) – Meet with a tutor once a week (in person or online) for English conversation. Contact: Susan susanslife@msn.com to be matched with a partner.

Discovery Bible Study (1 hour/once a week) – Meet with a tutor once a week to read the Bible in English. Work on pronunciation/vocabulary/reading comprehension, discuss what the Bible says about God and people, and apply what you’re learning. Contact: Linda lindalefevre83@gmail.com to be matched with a partner/group.

Cooking Club (once a month) – Meet with a small group and take turns making a dish from your country/region. Contact: Linda lindalefevre83@gmail.com to be matched with a group.

YouTube Channel (Better English in Tacoma) – Check out videos designed to help you practice your pronunciation, listening skills, reading skills, reading comprehension, and American idioms. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbtx7EPpnCkJ3ELIVRuWcdg

 

Questions about Better English in Tacoma? Contact Karen karen@sunsetbible.com

Subscribe to our weekly email with updates on classes: Contact Linda (lindalefevre83@gmail.com)

 

FORMAL CLASSES FOR A SMALL COST

In addition to FREE opportunities, Pierce College & Tacoma Community College offer formal ESL classes for only $25/term.

Pierce College: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/esl
For more information on ESL classes or jobs with Pierce College, contact Ann (AHayes-garcia@pierce.ctc.edu).

Tacoma Community College: www.tacomacc.edu/academics-programs/basic-education/esl
For more information call:  253.566.5144 or email:  basicskills@tacomacc.edu