Low-cost English classes for adults
Founded more than 40 years ago, Beaverton Literacy Council (BLC) is a community-based, all volunteer organization. Our volunteers, many of whom have been with BLC for many years, are trained to offer positive, encouraging tutoring experiences.

The Beaverton Literacy Council provides adult instruction in English literacy, English as a Second Language, and U.S. Citizenship.

Beaverton Literacy Council is completely run and staffed by volunteers; you can help! Click here for our volunteer page.

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** FREE Conversation Groups **
  • Intermediate & advanced speakers
    (you do not need to take a test)
  • NEW PLACE: Beaverton Community Center (across from the Beaverton Library), 12350 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR 97005
  • No need to register - come when you can!
  • Every Wednesday, 7-8pm 
For beginning speakers, there is a summer conversation group at Aloha Library, 17455 SW Farmington Rd, Aloha, OR 97078. Tuesdays, 7-8pm. This is not a Beaverton Literacy Council group.

To become a student
New students must take a placement test. Tests are in August to start class in September.

  • Come to one test.
  • Arrive on time.
  • The test is free.
  • The test and registration will take 2 hours.
  • You do not need to register for the test. Just come!
At Bethel - 5150 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005 (corner of SW Watson and SW Washington)
  • Tuesday, August 21, 7pm
  • Thursday, August 23, 9am
  • Wednesday, August 29, 7pm
  • Tuesday, September 4, 7pm
  • Wednesday, September 5, 9am
  • Saturday, September 8, 9am

Click here to receive an email when the next test dates are near.

See the 2018 BLC Student Storybook!