To request help learning to speak basic English, please call (813) 273-3650 and register yourself. A translator is available. While you wait for the a tutor, try these online programs.
Mango Languages – Go to hcplc.org and click the Learning & Research tab at the top of the page. Click Education at the sidebar. From the list of websites, choose Mango Languages. Select the language you want to study: Ingles para hispanoparlantes, Angielski dla polskich rozmówców, or one of the 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.
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.
Some churches in this area offer free English classes. Ask if your church offers one.
Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon has Wednesday evening English classes - 813-689-4229 ext. 309
Idlewild Baptist Church offers Conversational English classes on Thursday evenings - 813-264-8727