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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** To become a student **
New students must take a placement test.
Take the test in December, then start class in January. Come to 1 test:
  • Friday, December 8 at 9am OR
  • Monday, December 11 at 7pm

Both tests will be at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, 5150 SW Watson Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005.

  • Morning classes for Levels 4, 5, and 6 are FULL (for higher-intermediate and advanced students).
  • The morning Introduction to English (lowest beginners) is also FULL.
  • There is space in all evening classes.
  • There is space in morning classes for Levels 1, 2, and 3 (high-beginners and lower-intermediate students).
  • Click here for all classes.

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

** FREE Conversation Group **
  • You do not need to register - come when you can!
  • For intermediate & advanced speakers (you do not need to take a test)
  • Every Wednesday, 7-8pm 
  • Where: In the Activity Room at Beaverton Lodge, 12900 SW 9th St, Beaverton, OR 97005
  • HOLIDAYS: NO Conversation Group November 22, December 27, or January 3. (The group WILL meet on December 20.)


There will be:

  • No classes for Thanksgiving, November 22, 23, and 24.
  • No classes for Winter Break, December 17 to January 7. Classes start again on Monday, January 8.
  • No classes Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Day
  • No classes Monday, February 19 for President's Day.