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Young Adult English as a Second Language

For teens whose first language is not English

Program Description

During the summer, we provide ESL classes to all teens whose first language is not English. 

High-quality teachers, tutors, and classroom materials are free to all students. 

Over the past few years, we have experienced explosive growth in our immigrant population in Washington County and, as a result, in our ESL enrollments. The Literacy Council of Southwestern PA offers teens with little to no English a jump-start in their language skills before school starts in the fall.

Program Details

For more information about class schedules, please contact us at 724-228-6188 or email

Our students come from over 65 different countries.

Become a student, programs are free.

Once we review your enrollment form, we will contact you with the next steps.

Online Enrollment Form

Student Success Story

Luke and Nina’s Story

English is “hard to learn”, but Luke is now an intermediate-level student with a solid grasp of the language basics. Nina, too, now has a tutor at the Literacy Council and is one of the fastest learners in our program.

More Student Stories