Find English Classes Near You

There are multiple English Language classes available throughout Metro Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Several church-based programs teach from the same books as the government programs to ensure students' preparation for the GED/HiSet test; others teach life skills, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation; while others are more conversational in nature and several use the Bible as their text (Bible-based program). Links are provided for information to locate the class that's right for you.

 

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East Knoxville, South Knoxville and Blount and Sevier Counties:​

 

East​ Knoxville

 

Vine Middle School

1807 Martin Luther King Blvd
Language & Life Skills 

Beginner - Intermediate

No classes on campus this semester.

To work with a teacher 1-on-1, join KIN's LaMP program.
For more info: 865-333-4546

 

Blount County

 

Pleasant Grove Church @ College St
300 E. Church Avenue (basement)

Maryville, 37804
Spring Semester: January 14 - May 9

Bible -based English Language Skills

Beginning - Intermediate

All classes now online.
New student registration in January
Tues: 6:30pm -8:00 pm
Cost: $20 (for books)
Childcare: ages 1 yr - 5th grade
For more information email ashleyanderson117@gmail.com.
 

 

Sevier County

 

Sevier County Adult High School
Language & Life Skills Program
Beginner - Advanced
Registration: January 9th (registration is twice a year)

 

Beginners

Mon: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost: Free
Childcare: Not Available

 

Intermediate

Tues: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost: Free
Childcare: Not Available

 

Advanced
Thurs: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: Free
Childcare: Not Available

 

South Knoxville
 

Montgomery Village Baptist Center

4601 Joe Lewis Rd, 37920

9 month program: Sept - May
Language & Life Skills Program
Beginner – Advanced

Classes begin Sept 4th.
Morning Classes:

Fri: 9:30am - 11:30am

Mask required for all classes.
Cost: FREE

Childcare: provided
Transportation: not available

Click Here for directions

Contact Dana  865-865-310-7117 or dav7117@gmail.com

 

Woodlawn Christian Church

4339 Woodlawn Pike, 37920

12 month Bible - based Program

Morning and Evening Classes:
All classes cancelled until further notice.

Beginner- Advanced

Tues and Thurs: 7:00pm- 9:00pm

Fridays: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Sundays: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Childcare:

Fridays & Sundays- all ages

Transportation:

Weekdays: 865-206-5502

Sundays: 865-310-3762

Click Here for directions

For more information:
Call 865-310-3762

 

Central and North Knoxville:​
 

Central Knoxville:​

 

Central Baptist Church Bearden

6300 Deane Hill Dr, 37919

9 month program: Sept - May

Tuesday Morning Classes:
Language & Life Skills Program

Intermediate - Advanced

Spring Jan 7th - May 19th

Classes delayed until Jan 5, 2021
Pre-Register Required! Click Here 

Tues: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Cost: FREE

IMPORTANT: Childcare is limited, please inquire when you pre-register via email to beverlycjohnston@mac.com
Note: If Knox County Schools are closed or delayed due to weather; classes at Central Bearden are also cancelled that day.

 

Friday Morning Classes:

9 Month Program: Aug-April

Registration is Jan 10th
Classes begin Jan 17th

Language & Life Skills Program

Fri: 9:30am - 11:30am*

Cost: $25 per adult (includes book)

Childcare: provided

Click Here for directions

Click Here for more information or Call 865-450-1000 ext 142

Note: If Knox County Schools are closed, classes at Central Bearden will be cancelled for that day.

 

Centro Hispano de East Tennessee

2455 Sutherland Ave, 37919

12 month program

ESL classes, Spanish Literacy classes, Mexican government primary and secondary education degree classes for adults, GED classes taught in Spanish

All classes online.

Beginner - Advanced

Mon and Wed 10:00am-12:00pm

Mon - Thurs: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Program: Ages 3-12

Click Here for directions

For more information: Click Here, call 865-522-0052, or email info@centrohispanoTN.org

 

International Women's Upper Intermediate English Class

850 Volunteer Landing Ln, 37915

Online via Zoom starting December 3.

Thurs. 1:00pm-2:30pm

Cost: FREE
Childcare: not available

Limited enrollment but ongoing until class is full. Call Dee at
865-257-2984 or email megpierce78@gmail.com for more information.

 

Friends of Literacy

1323 North Broadway, 37917

12 month program
Reading, Writing, and Conversational English

Beginner - Advanced

Students are assessed and matched with tutors for one-on-one instruction based on the student's schedule

Cost: Free

Childcare:  None provided

Click Here for directions

For more information:

Call 865-549-7007 or email esl@friendsofliteracy.org

 

Ladies of Charity

2nd Floor, 120 W. Baxter Ave, 37917

12 month Program 
Language & Life Skills Program
Beginner - Advanced

All classes online.

Tues, 9:30am to 11:00am

or Sat, 9:30am to 11:00am
Cost: $30/semester (financial assistance available)

Requirements: computer or laptop and Wifi

To register, email knox2150@yahoo.com or call Chester at 865-335-9329.

 

Laurel Church of Christ

3457 Kingston Pike, 37919

12 month program

Conversational English Skills Program

Beginner - Advanced

Wed: 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Childcare: provided

Click Here for directions

Click Here for more information

Transportation: 865-524-1122 

 

Sacred Heart Cathedral School
711 S. Northshore Dr, 37919

Cathedral School Room 204
Language & Life Skills Program
Beginner - Advanced

All classes online.

Tues, 9:30am to 11:00am

or Sat, 9:30am to 11:00am

(Combined with Ladies of Charity.)
Cost: $30/semester (financial assistance available)

Requirements: computer or laptop and Wifi

To register, email knox2150@yahoo.com or call Chester at 865-335-9329.

 

For more info, contact the
Parish office 865 588-0249.
Click Here for directions 
 

 

North Knoxville:​


Beaver Dam Baptist Church
4328 E Emory Rd, 37938

9 Month Program- Aug - May

Language & Life Skills program

Not accepting any new students this fall.

Beginner - Advanced

Thurs: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Cost: FREE

Childcare: not available 

Click Here for directions

For more information: esl@bdbc.org
 

Buffat Heights Baptist Church

2800 Mill Rd, 37924
12 Month Program

Language & Life Skills program

Beginner - Advanced

Meeting in person or on-line.
Sun: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost: FREE

Childcare: provided 

Click Here for directions

Call or text 865-524-1204 for more information

 

Center for English & Assimilation
West Lonsdale Baptist Church
2720 Dayton St, 37921
12 month program

Language & Life Skills program


Morning Classes:

Beginner  - Advanced
Online: Mon & Wed, 9:30am–11:30am

In person: Tues & Thurs 9:30am-11:30am (Class size is very limited.)

Transportation available.

Childcare available.

 

Evening Classes:

In person: Tues & Thurs 6:00pm-8:00pm (Class size is very limited.)

Transportation available.

Childcare available.

Click Here for directions.


Weekend Classes:
Online: Sat, 10am - 12pm

For more info and to schedule a testing appointment, text (865) 776-4251
Note: Citizenship Assistance by Appointment

 

Hope Fellowship Church

2909 N. Broadway, 37917

Language & Life Skills

Classes begin Sept 10th

Tues: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost: FREE

Children's Program: provided

Click Here for directions

For information: Call 423-312-2177 or email
outreach@hopefellowshipknox.com

 

Norwood Baptist Church

1725 Wilson Rd, 37912

12 month program

Conversation/Bible-based

Class will resume when church meets in person again.

Beginner & Intermediate Classes

Sunday: 9:00am - 10:30am

Cost: FREE

Children's Program: provided

Click Here for directions

Call 865-947-9074 for more information

 

Norwood Elementary School

1909 Merchant Dr, 37912

9 month program: Sept - May

Language & Life Skills programs

 

Daytime Classes:

Classes for Women Only

Starting after Sept 7th 

Beginner - Advanced

Class meets online.

Wed: 9:00am - 10:20am

Cost: FREE

Click Here for directions

For more info: text 865-675-3746 

If Knox County Schools are delayed or closed; morning classes will be cancelled for that day.

 

Evening Classes:

Classes for Men and Women

No classes Fall 2020.

Cost: $10 (book)

Children's Program: up to age 12
FREE Dinner at 5pm 
Click Here for directions

For more info: Call 865-689-1460

Note: If Knox County Schools are closed; classes will be cancelled for that day.

 

Temple Baptist Church,
Curtis Hudson Building

1700 W Beaver Creek Dr, 37849

12 month program

Conversation & Bible Integration Classes
Weekend Classes
Beginner - Advanced

Sun: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

This class meets in person.
Cost: FREE

Childcare: not available
To register: email

pollie.deeringer@thecrowncollege.edu

Evening Classes:
UTK Humanities Bldg Room 53B
Conversation & Bible Integration Classes

NOT MEETING FALL 2020
Thursdays: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: FREE
Childcare: not available

For more info: email
hjame278@thecrowncollege.edu

 

Wallace Memorial Baptist Church

701 Merchant Dr, 37912

Conversational /Bible-based

All classes cancelled until 2021.

Beginner - Advanced

Sun:  11:00am - 12:00pm

Childcare:  provided

Click Here for directions

For more info:  865-922-0876

 

 

West Knoxville:​

 

West Knoxville

 

Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church

9132 Kingston Pike, 37923

8 month program: Sept -  April
Start date: Sept 10

All classes online via Zoom 
Conversational English Program
Beginner - Advanced
Thurs: 9:30am to 11:30am

Thurs: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Other times may be arranged if needed.

Cost: Textbook only

Click Here for directions.

 For more information and to register, contact Bob: eslknoxville@gmail.com or 865-471-8503
 

Morning ESL Bible Study via Zoom

Intermediate-Advanced

Wed: 10:00am

 

If you need help setting up ZOOM on your computer or smartphone please contact Bob at the above email or phone.

 

Fellowship Church

8000 Middlebrook Pike, 37923 

10 month program: Aug - May
Language & Life Skills Program

Class begin Aug 25th

Beginner - Advanced

Combination in person & Zoom.

Limit of 8 students in person; all must wear masks and social distance.

Tues: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost: $8

Childcare: Not available

Click Here for more information.

Registration required. Call Patti at 865-776-5747 or email pms3cr@gmail.com

 

Conversational Spanish Classes
Classes begin Aug 27th

Classes online via Zoom.

Thurs: 7:00pm-9:00pm

No cost.

Childcare: Not available

Click Here for directions.

For more information: Call Nery at 865-230=6205 or email neryrolon@yahoo.com.

 

Grace Lutheran Church

9076 Middlebrook Pike, 37923

Bible-based Program

No classes at this time.

Beginner- Advanced

Thurs: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Cost: FREE

Childcare: provided

Click Here to register or Call 865-282-1058

 

Knoxville International Church 

1539 Downtown West Blvd

Language & Life Skills program
12-months, Bible-based

No classes at this time.

Sun: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Childcare: provided

Click Here for directions or

Transportation: 865-368-9711

For more information: email aknoxvilleinternationalchurch@gmail.com or see website at 
knoxvilleinternationalchurch.net/

 

English Language Coffee House
Monthly Conversation Group

No meetings at this time.

4th Thursday of each month
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Childcare: provided
For more information: Call 865-368-9711 or email aknoxvilleinternationalchurch@gmail.com or see website at 
knoxvilleinternationalchurch.net/

 

Muslim Community of Knoxville

YMCA 400 Winston Rd, 37909

12 month program

Language & Citizenship Prep 

Beginner - Advanced
No classes at this time.
Childcare: Provided

Transportation: Provided
For more info: 865-306-8556
 

Providence Church 

1432 Lovell Rd, 37932

9 month program: Sept - May

Classes begin Sept 14th.

All classes online via Zoom.

Language & Life Skills program

Beginner - Advanced

Mon: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Click Here for directions.

Transportation: 865-691-3000

Click Here for more information. 

Register by emailing  gap@providencechurch.com 

or sejebbi1@yahoo.com.

 

The Pines Apartments
1233 Francis Rd, 37909 

10 month program: Aug - May
No Classes on site this semester.

To work with a teacher 1-on-1, join KIN's LaMP program by calling Jani 865-740-5676 or emailing vols@kin-connect.org.

 

Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church

400 Everett Rd, 37934

No classes until church reopens.

Beginner - Advanced

Tues: 6:30pm - 8:30p                              Cost: Free
Childcare: Not available

Click Here for directions
​Call 865-966-9040

 

West Park Baptist Church

8833 Middlebrook Pike, 37923

 9 Month Program: Sept - May
Language & Life Skills Program

All classes currently online.

Classes may move to in-person later.

Students must register in advance. Limit 10 in each class.

Beginner - Advanced

Tues: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Children's ESL for Elementary students, Tues. only

Beginners only: Thurs, 10-11:30am

Cost: $20 in Sept., $12 in Jan.

Childcare: provided 

Click Here for directions

For more information and to register, contact Allison at
865-299-6655 ext. 6001 or allison@cedarbrookoutreach.org.

Note: If Knox County Schools are closed due to weather; classes will be cancelled for that day.

 

 

 

Oak Ridge and Loudon:​


Oak Ridge

Grace Lutheran Church of Oak Ridge

131 W Gettyburg Ave, 37830

12 month program

Language & Life Skills Program

All classes online. 

Morning Classes

beginner: Mon 9:00am-9:45am

intermediate: Mon 10:00am-10:45am

Wed & Thurs 9:00am - 11:00am

Childcare: not available 

 

Beginning - Intermediate

Evening Classes

Tues: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Childcare: not available

Homework Tutoring: not provided

Click Here for directions

For information: Call 865-483-3787 or email office@graceor.org.

Note: If Oak Ridge Schools are closed or delayed due to weather; classes at Grace Lutheran will be cancelled for that day.

 

Oak Ridge Central Baptist Church
130 Providence Rd, 37830

12 month program

Conversational Program

All classes cancelled until 2021.

Wed: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Childcare: provided

Free dinner at 4:45pm

Click Here for directions

For more information: Call
865-483-7495 or 724-877-3087  or email info@orcbc.org 

 

Loudon County​

First Presbyterian Church

364 Martel Rd, Lenior City, 37772

Language & Life Skills Program

ESL classes will begin in October.

Evening Classes:

Beginning - Intermediate         Tues & Thurs: 6:30pm-9:30pm            Cost: Free
Childcare: Not available

Click here for directions
Call Alfonso Marquez 865-770-0888 or email amarquez61@bellsouth.net.

 

Currently also offering HiSET and citizenship classes.

 

"From one man he made every nation of men,

that they should inhabit the whole earth;

and he determined the times set for them

and the exact places where they should live.

God did this so that men would seek him

and perhaps find him, though he is not far

from each one of us." 

                                                     Acts 17:26-27

 

Mailing address: PO Box 31052, Knoxville, TN 37930

Shipping address: 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919