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, 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, 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 or 423-682-7059. 
  • East Lake 
    Starting Sunday, September 10, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by Eunice Mendoza at 2903 E 37th St, Chattanooga, TN 37407
  • 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
  • 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

For More Information 

Please contact the La Paz office at 423-624-8414.