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Registration for the Spring 2023 classes is now closed.

To receive information about classes for next semester, please sign up for updates.

Current Programs:

Conversation Classes

Improve your spoken English, learn vocabulary, and become more comfortable with the language in a free Conversation Class!
Conversation classes offered at the Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center. Drop-in, no registration required.
Conversation classes offered by other Montgomery County organizations.

Upcoming Programs:

English Classes Offered by the Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center

Registration for the Spring session ended - classes are full. Please sign up for updates to be notified of the next registration.
Our classes will help you learn practical, every day skills and are taught by skilled volunteer teachers.  

  • Classes begin every Winter, Spring and Fall. Applications accepted in January, April, and August. Space is very limited. First come, first served.
  • Evening classes meet twice a week (Monday – Thursday), and textbooks are required ($30).  Saturday classes meet once a week, no textbook required (free).
  • Application and placement test are required.  We offer Basic through Level 4.
  • Classes meet for 8 weeks.

Other English Classes Available in Montgomery County

There are many places where you can study English in Montgomery County!  Most are free or low-cost. 

  • Click here to see a list of  opportunities.
  • Free English (ESOL) classes for MCPS parents, in person and online, offered by the Literacy Council of Montgomery County. Click HERE for intake form. Call 240-665-0471 for questions.
  • Visit this Directory of ESOL classes published by the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy! 

Independent Study Resources (Free):

No time to take a class? Want to learn at your own pace? Study independently - on your phone or your computer through these  online learning resources. Also includes resources for teaching ESOL.

Registration for the Spring 2023 is now closed.  

  • Space is limited – registration is first-come, first-served.
  • Classes meet for 8 weeks, regular attendance is required.
  • Placement test is required for this class.
  • Online registration and placement test is required.
  • Students may not register for both Evening and Saturday classes.

View Schedule

Please note: Class times are subject to change. Class levels are determined following a placement test.

Evening English on Zoom : Textbook Fee: $30

Online Classes
Type Class Date Class Day/Time
Basic 5/1 to 6/26 Mon/Wed - 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Level 1 5/2 to 6/22 Tues/Thurs - 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Level 2 5/1 to 6/26 Mon/Wed - 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Level 3 5/2 to 6/22 Tues/Thurs - 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Saturday English on Zoom Free!

Type Class Date Class Day/Time
Basic 5/6 to 7/1 Sat - 9:30 am – 11 am
Level 1 5/6 to 7/1 Sat - 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Level 2 5/6 to 7/1 Sat - 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Level 3 5/6 to 7/1 Sat - 8 am – 9:30 am
Level 4 5/6 to 7/1 Sat - 11 am - 12:30 pm

Apply for a class

Completion of the application doesn't guarantee a place in the class. As part of the application process you will take a placement test. Your test results will determine the level you'll be placed in.

If we do not have space for you in our classes, we will do our best to help you find an alternative.

Class Start Date: Classes will begin in late April and meet for 8 weeks.

Inscripción en español Aplicar aquí
Application in English Apply Here