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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes

Briarwood Presbyterian Church offers English for Speakers of Other Languages classes for internationals who want to improve their English language skills. We have a multi-level program that includes a director and volunteer instructors for the various levels. The ESOL program helps meet the needs of immigrants and other internationals residing in the Birmingham area. We hope not only to teach English, but to also develop friendships with our students.

Our classes are currently offered at no cost and are open to all. The purchase of a book for $20 is optional.
Please feel welcome to use this service of Briarwood Church to the international community.


  • classes are free (optional textbook is $20.00)
  • free childcare for children two months and older
  • some instruction with the Bible
  • snack and refreshments provided
  • registration and placement before class
  • For more information, please email Laura Danner at ldanner@briarwood.org or call 776-5343.

Monday Mornings Classes

 Dates: Spring Semester starts January 5
 Time: 10 am - 12 noon
 Location: Briarwood, Entrance F (by the kitchen)

Wednesday Evenings Classes

 Dates: Spring Semester starts January 7
 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 Location: Briarwood, School Entrance (upstairs)