We partner with our Spanish-Speaking Sister Church Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana here in Oakland to offer free English as a Second Language Classes week-nights here in Oakland. These classes are offered nightly, taught by volunteers with formal and informal training. Many, if not most, of the student language-learners are recently arrived immigrants and refugees who know that PIPH is a safe place and come to learn and/or improve their English in hopes of finding better work, integrating more into the life of Oakland, and meeting new people.

We have a team of volunteers from CAPC Oakland who help teach the intermediate/advanced class each Monday night from 7-9pm. We have on average between 5-10 teacher-volunteers, which enables us to have a class that is one-to-one (or one-to-two) conversation. A specific person serves as the lead teacher guiding the entire class in the conversation-based activities that we do for the evening. So you don’t need an ESL degree or certificate to get involved. If you can read this, you’re more than qualified!

If you’d like to get involve sign-up via the form below which once submitted will go directly to Pastor Monte who will contact you. We will not share your private information with anyone else.

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