We offer free ESL English classes at each of the locations below.  Be sure to contact the Center Director named below to confirm days and times as many are subject to change based upon student demand and tutor availability.

The demographics of each tutoring center vary with the population of the surrounding community– we have learners originally from Asia, Africa, Europe, Mexico, Central and South America. Tutoring takes place in public library study rooms throughout the County, as well as city libraries,  community centers, churches and other public locations. Click on the street address to see the location on a map.


Alpine County Library
1752 Alpine Blvd.  91901
Coordinator – Mary Harris


Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library
4375 Bonita Rd.  91902

Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs Literacy Center
Director – Jan Naragon

Chula Vista

Laubach Literacy Center of Chula Vista @ Community Congregational Church
276 “F” St.  91910
Co-Director – Erika Dennis
Co-Director – Sue MacDonald

El Cajon

El Cajon Library
201 E Douglas Ave. 92020


Encinitas Literacy Center @ Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Dr. 92024
Co Director – Jennifer Quilkey
Co-Director – Susan McClain

Walt Wrobleski tutors his class in ESL at Encinitas Literacy Center.


Fallbrook Library
124 South Mission Rd. 92028
Coordinator – Lana Smith

Fallbrook Library tutors: Lana Smith (left), Joan Coapman, Sandy Cooper, Rusty Anderson, and Margie Mosavi

La Jolla

La Jolla English Language CenterLa Jolla Presbyterian Church
7715 Draper Ave. 92037
Director – Marc Angel

Lemon Grove

Lemon Grove Branch Library
3001 School Ln. 91945
Director – Julie Rone 

Linda Vista

Bayside Literacy Center @Linda Vista Public Library
2160 Ulric St. San Diego 92111
Director – Keith Fuller

National City

Lincoln Acres Literacy Center
2725 Granger Ave. 91950
Center Director – Leslie Gonzalez


Potrero Public Library
24883 Potrero Valley Rd. 91963
Coordinator – Berlyne Arteaga


Poway Library
13137 Poway Rd. 92064
Co-Directors – Alex and Kathy Fousek


Ramona Branch Library
1275 Main St. 92065
Coordinator – Sonia Scanlan
Call library at (760) 788-5270 to schedule a placement test

Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Bernardo Literacy Center @ RB Community Presbyterian Church
17010 Pomerado Rd. 92128
Director – Nancy Anderson

A Rancho Bernardo student becomes a citizen

San Diego

4S Ranch Branch Library
10433 Reserve Dr. 92127
Head Librarian – June Zhou

San Marcos

San Marcos County Branch Library
2 Civic Center Dr. 92069
Coordinator – Doreen Poling

Spring Valley

Casa de Oro Branch Library
9805 Campo Rd. # 180 91977
Coordinator – Frances Gong 

Valley Center

Valley Center Branch Library
29200 Cole Grade Rd. 92082
Coordinator – Barbara Emson


East Vista Literacy CenterVista Library
700 Eucalyptus Ave. 92084
Director – Julio Maraver