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English as a Second Language Classes

English as a Second Language Classes

Speaking the language most commonly used is a vital asset in ensuring the ability to live and thrive in a community. Several of our partners across town offer a variety of methods in helping our native Spanish speakers learn and practice their English. 

La Paz serves as the Clearinghouse of ESL Services for the Latino Community

ESL Classes Provided by Others 

Please see additional documents at the bottom of this page for program information and current class schedules.

Additional ESL Providers

  • Hamilton County Baptist AssociationHamilton Co. Baptist Association  classes are offered throughout the Hamilton County region in various churches. See below for schedule. 
    For more info, contact Alan Denton, hcba@baptistassociation.com or 423-267-3794.
  • Chattanooga State 
    Bridges to Success ESL classes offered at the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (1802 Bailey Avenue)
    For more information, contact Gladys Pinda-Loher, gladys.pineda-loher@chattanoogastate.edu or 423-697-3100. 
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT-Athens) ESL Classes
    Classes in various locations throughout Chattanooga.
    For more information, contact Betsy Flory at betsy.flory@tcatathens.edu or 423-682-7059.
  • East Brainerd Church of Christ
    Classes are held on Tuesdays.
    For more information, please contact Marco Diaz at marco@eastbrainerdchurch.org or 423-892-1389. 
  • East Lake 
    Starting Sunday, September 10, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by Eunice Mendoza at 2903 E 37th St, Chattanooga, TN 37407
    423-468-4499
  • Hamilton County Department of Education
    Hosted by Esperanza HCDE
    Starting Tuesday, January 9, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Clifton Hills Elementary School, 1815 E 32nd St., Chattanooga, TN 37407
    For more information, contact Pablo Mazariegos  
  • Highland Park - International Literacy Center
    Starting Tuesday, January 9, 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    St. Andrews Church, 1918 Union Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404
    For more information, contact Sharon Hattaway at bgmonarch@juno.com
  • Neigh'tions
    ESL classes are focused on literacy and are held at Hope City Church off of Brainerd Road. 
    For more information, contact Jessica Farhan at info@neightions.org

For More Information 

Please contact Patrick Miles at pmiles@lapazchattanooga.org or by calling the La Paz office at 423-624-8414.