ESL Classes

Learn to speak, read, and write in English.

BakerRipley’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program offers more than just language learning. It equips you with the necessary knowledge and abilities to thrive in the United States and make meaningful contributions to your community. The program caters to learners of all levels of English proficiency, from beginners to advanced.


English classes for every level!

We offer classes for individuals at different levels, ranging from beginners with no exposure to English to professionals who obtained a degree in their native country. Our program is free and designed to help students improve their English language skills, which can enhance their communication, job prospects, and overall confidence in their community and workplace.

Classes last for 8 to 10 weeks and can be attended online, in-person, or through a hybrid setup. They are conducted twice a week on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, with morning sessions from 9:00 a.m. to noon or evening sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There are no educational prerequisites required to enroll in our program.

Classes include:

  • English Classes and Instruction (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced)
  • English as a Second Language with Civic Component
  • Career Readiness and Workplace Literacy
  • Customized English as a Second Language for Professionals (individuals who earned a degree from their native country)

Get Started

Information sessions are held every two weeks in English and Spanish. Please attend one of these sessions to enroll in our ESL program.

Additional Resources

Aprendamos Juntos!

BakerRipley has partnered with HISD (Houston Independent School District) to create Aprendamos juntos, a resource for parents and guardians of HISD students. The program consists of on-demand ESL lessons for parents and caregivers who are learning to speak English, to help them navigate, advocate, and participate in their child’s education. Classes are broadcast on HISD’s TV channel and are also available online at

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