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English As Second Language Services


Below is a partial list of organizations offering this program.

Glory Church International offers free ESL and SSL (Spanish as a Second Language) classes. These classes are focused mainly in developing conversational skills for the students. All Materials are free. Casettes are for sale for non-enrolled students (5 dollars each). Classes are offered on sundays at 2:30 for both ESL and SSL. Contact Maritza Thompson (803)786-6003, sin costo al 1-888-395-2638. Email: gcihispanic@aol.com. 6405 Two Notch Rd.

Richland School District One has 2 ESL courses. One is Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. (there is a $40 contribution fee). And the other is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (there is a $20 contribution fee). 2612 Covenant Rd.(Columbia) Call for availability (803)343-2939

Richland School District Two (Northeast) has 2 free ESL classes. One is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the other is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The classes are held at WR Rogers 750 Old Clemson Rd (803)736-8787

The Greater Columbia Literary Council has one on one tutoring and ESL classes weekly. They will work around your schedule. There is a $30 contribution fee.  Contact Julie Carone at (803)765-2555

They also offer Intensive ESL classes for Hispanics who were professionals in their Countries but now do not have the language skills to continue their professions in the USA. The contact person for this program is Debbie Yoho at (803)765-2555

Lexington District Two (Lakeview Education Center) has day and night classes. You will be tested for class placement. Their phone number is (803)739-4198 and they are located at 1218 Batchelor St (West Columbia) There is a $20 contribution fee.

Shandon Baptist Church at 5250 Forest Dr. offers free classes for learning and improving English for Internationals and their children. For more information contact Jenny Huguley at (803)787-1850.

The Agape English Language Institute has English Centers which offer intensive English instruction. Usually the students live at the center while they learn English. They have 5 sessions a year. 610 Pickens St. (803)799-3452 P.O. Box 12504  info@aeliusa.com

ICAP (Immigrant Community Access Point) conducts ESL classes for free throughout Lexington County. For more information contact Jack Culler at 359-3842 or in Spanish (803) 261-3010.

Kib Hunt (who is with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) conducts ESL and Spanish classes on a needed or as interest arises. (803) 788-8460 mrkib@juno.com

Grace Baptist Church is currently NOT teaching ESL classes but will in the near future. For more information contact Daniel Anderson or Jose Feliciano at 796-2117.

St John Newmann Catholic Church offers free ESL classes on Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information contact Padre Filemón Juya at 788-1246. The classes are conducted at St. Joseph’s Parish, 3504 Devine St.

First Baptist Church of West Columbia has free ESL classes conducted every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. Contact Terry Cromer (803) 791-0700

Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana offers free ESL classes conducted on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 7915 Old Percival Rd, W. Columbia.

Hospitality House at 1711 Pendleton St. offers free ESL classes on Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. (803)779-2852