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 & South Knoxville
Hamblin, Sevier & Blount Counties 
East Knoxville


First Baptist Church,

Strawberry Plains

3100 W. Old A.J. Highway

Strawberry Plains, 37871

Classes begin Aug 25.

For Adults & High Schoolers

Wed: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Childcare: provided for K-5th gr

Registration: Sat, Aug 15

For more info, call Sharon Cate (865) 621-1605.

South Knoxville

Montgomery Village Baptist Center

4601 Joe Lewis Rd, 37920

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

Mask required for all classes. 
Beginner – Advanced

Classes begin Sept. 4. 

Fri: 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost: Free

Childcare: provided
Transportation: not provided

Click Here for direction.s

For more info, call Dana at 865-865-310-7117 or email

Bridge Church

Classes are temporarily suspended due to rising COVID-19 numbers.

For more info, call 865-888-6823.

Hamblen County



Sevier County


Sevier County Adult High School

Blount County

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

3736 Tuckaleechee Pike

Maryville, TN

Registration August 11, 6:30 pm

Classes Wed: 6:30-8:00 pm

Childcare: provided

For more info, email

Classes will follow the Blount County Schools calendar for weather cancelations and fall break.

First Baptist Church of Maryville

202 West Lamar Alexander Pkwy

Maryville, TN

Mon & Wed: 9 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free

Childcare: not provided

Transportation: not provided

For more info, call Caroline Milne

at 865-981-5358 or email

Central & North Knoxville
Central Knoxville


Central Bearden Church

6300 Deane Hill Dr, 37919

Classes begin Oct 8.

Proof of COVID vaccination required.

Fri: 9:30 - 11:00am

Cost: $25

Childcare: Provided

Registration: Thurs & Fri, Sept 30 & Oct 1, 9:30 - 11 am

Click Here for directions

Click Here for more information

Note: This program follows Knox County Schools schedule.

For more info, call (865) 588-0586 or go to

Conversational English for Intermediate/Advanced Speakers

Online only (Zoom).

Classes begin Sept. 14.

Tues: 10 am - noon

For more info, email

Centro Hispano de East Tennessee

Downtown Riverside

850 Volunteer Lane, 37915

Click Here for directions

For more info, click Here, call 865-522-0052, or email

Upper Intermediate English Class

Downtown Riverside

850 Volunteer Lane, 37915

Classes begin Sept. 22.

Proof of COVID vaccination required.

Will switch to Zoom if necessary.

Engaging thematic lessons target reading comprehension, grammar/writing, speaking and listening skills

Grammar/Reading assessment required for enrollment

Cost: Free

Childcare: not provided

For more info, call Dee at 865-257-2984 or email

Access Cultural Diversity

All classes online.

September - December - 16 weeks

Tues: 9:30 - 11:00am

or Sat: 9:30 - 11:00am

Students should have access to:

  • Computer/ Cell phone

  • Wi-fi connectivity

  • Email address

Cost: $30/semester (financial assistance available)

To register, email or call Chester at 865-335-9329.

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:

Buffat Heights Baptist Church

2800 Mill Rd, 37924
12 Month Program

Language & Life Skills program

Meeting via Zoom only.

Beginner - Advanced

Sun: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Childcare: provided 

Email for Zoom link.

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:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs


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

Childcare: provided.

Transportation: provided.

Evening Classes:

Tues & Thurs


Childcare: not provided

Transportation: not provided

Click Here for directions.
For more info and to register, text (865) 776-4251.

Iglesias de Dios de la Profecia

4123 Buffat Mill Road

Knoxville, TN 37914

Mon & Thurs

6:30 -8:00 pm

Childcare: provided

For more info and to register, text (865) 776-4251

Hope Fellowship Church

2909 N. Broadway, 37917

Language & Life Skills

No classes at this time.

Tues: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost: FREE

Children's Program: provided

Click Here for directions

For information: Call 423-312-2177 or email

Village Church Women's Group

1705 Merchant Dr, 37912

9 month program: Sept - May

ESL and crafting

Classes for Women Only

Classes start Sept. 8.

Wed: 9:00 - 11:00am

Cost: Free

For more info, email

If Knox County Schools are delayed or closed; morning 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
Beginner - Advanced

Sun: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

This class meets in person.
Cost: textbook only

Childcare: not provided
To register: email
Evening Classes: none

Online Class: none

Wallace Memorial Baptist Church

701 Merchant Dr, 37912

Classes to learn English for Arabic speakers

Wed:  6:00 - 7:30 pm

Cost: $5

Childcare:  provided

Click Here for directions

For more info, call (865) 283-1136 between 11:00am - 6:00 pm

West Knoxville

Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church

9132 Kingston Pike, 37923

8 month program: Sept -  April

Conversational English Program
Beginner - Advanced
In-person class: Thurs. 9:30 - 11:30am

Online Zoom: Thurs: 7:00 - 8:30pm

Cost: Free

Click Here for directions.

Register Online by Clicking Here 

For more info, contact Bob and Laura: or


Morning ESL Stories of Jesus

Thurs. 11:30 am


ESL Book Club via Zoom


Fri. 10:00am

If you need help setting up Zoom on your computer or smartphone, please contact Bob at the above number.

Fellowship Church

8000 Middlebrook Pike, 37923 

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

Classes begin Aug 17.

High Beginner class

Advanced/Conversation class

Tues: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Cost: $8

Childcare: Not provided.

Transportation: Not provided.

Click Here for more information.

Registration required. 

For more info, text Patti at 865-776-5747 or email

Conversational Spanish Classes
Classes begin August 19.

Classes online via Zoom.

Thurs: 6:30 pm-8:30pm

Cost: Free

Childcare: Not provided

Click Here for directions.

For more info, call Benito at 965-776-3563 or email

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 or see website at

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 or see website at

Muslim Community of Knoxville

YMCA 400 Winston Rd, 37909

12 month program

Language & Citizenship Prep 
No classes at this time.

Beginner - Advanced

Childcare: Provided

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

Providence Church 

1432 Lovell Rd, 37932

9 month program: Sept - May

Classes begin Sept 13.

Registration: Aug 30, 6:30-7:30 pm

All classes in person combine with online.

Language & Life Skills program

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Mon: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Click Here for directions.

Transportation: not available.

Childcare: not available.

Cost: free.

Click Here for more information or call 865-691-3000.

Register by emailing 


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 865-235-14766 or emailing

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

Classes start Aug 17

7 Levels: Beginner - Advanced

Tues: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Cost: $25/year

Childcare: no

For more information and to register, call 865-690-0031 or email

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

West Park English Conversation Cafe

Come make friends and improve your English!

Thurs: 6:30 - 8:00pm

Cost: Free

Childcare: Not available

Transportation: Not available

For more info: email

Oak Ridge & Loudon County

Oak Ridge

Grace Lutheran Church of Oak Ridge

131 W Gettysburg Ave, 37830

12-month program

Language & Life Skills Program


beginner: Mon-Thurs 9:30 - 11:30 am


Wed & Thurs 9:00 - 11:00am



Tues: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Wed: 6:00pm-8:00pm


Cost: Free

Childcare: not provided

Homework Tutoring: not provided

Click Here for directions.

For info, call 865-483-3787 or



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

No classes until Fall 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 


Loudon County​

First Presbyterian Church

364 Martel Rd, Lenoir 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 provided.

Click here for directions
Call Alfonso Marquez 865-770-0888 or email

Currently also offering HiSET and citizenship classes.