To register as a student with the Hillsborough Literacy Council please call (813) 273-3650.
While you wait for a tutor, take advantage of these two online programs.
Mango Languages – Go to hcplc.org and then click on the Learning & Research tab at the top of the page. Click on the link to Mango Languages. Select the language you want to study: Ingles para hispanoparlantes, Ingles para falantes do portugues brasileiro, Angielski dla polskich rozmówców, or one of fourteen other English language courses. Access to this online language-learning center is free with a valid library card from the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative.
USA Learns – This website has stories, videos, and pictures to help you learn English. Choose your level – Beginner, Low Intermediate, or Intermediate - and then get started with lessons. Click here to start learning English.
If our program is not what you need, contact these local organizations for help:
Adult and Community Education
In several locations throughout the county, these public schools offer classes to learn English (ESOL). Students must be 16 years or older. There are daytime and evening classes. Call (813) 740-7750 or visit their website at http://ace.mysdhc.org.
Many churches in this area offer free English classes. Ask if your church offers one.
Bell Shoals Baptist Church – Wednesday evening English classes in Brandon. For more information, call 813-689-4229 ext. 309.
Idlewild Baptist Church offers Conversational English classes on Thursday evenings - 813-264-8727
Hillsborough Community College – English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
If you want to improve your English to a professional and academic level, register for classes with HCC at the Dale Mabry or Ybor Campus. EAP Courses are offered from levels 1 – 6 in Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening, and Grammar. Classes are not free, but you may qualify for financial assistance.
Call (813) 253-7201 to register at the Dale Mabry Campus and (813) 253-7601 for the Ybor Campus. For more information go to http://www.hccfl.edu/dm/associate-in-arts/academic-programs/eap.aspx.
University of South Florida – Continuing Education
Take classes at USF to help with accent reduction, writing, speaking, or grammar skills. Course lengths range from 1 to 2 months. Go to this website to view and register for classes: http://cereg.usf.edu/WebModule/reg/index.jsp?categoryId=10020.