Beaverton Literacy Council

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.

To become a student

Come to new student registration and testing. People who do not read English will not take a test. Come to 1:

Wednesday, December 4

Come at 9:00 AM, stay for 2 hours, at 12350 SW 5th Street Beaverton, OR 97005


Wednesday, December 4

Come at 7:00 PM, stay for 2 hours, at 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Tigard, OR 97223

Sorry, we cannot accept new students before these tests. If you come on December 4, you can start class in January.

Click here to get an email when the tests are near.

Learn more about our students

Read our students' stories in the BLC Student Storybook

** FREE Conversation Groups **

For intermediate & advanced speakers (no test needed)

Click here to sign up 1 time, then come any time to any class! The groups have started already - come any time.

10:00-11:15am Mondays

10:00-11:15am Wednesdays

7:00-8:00pm Wednesdays

7:00-8:00pm Wednesdays

Thinking about Volunteering?

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

To find other classes around Portland

Visit the Portland ESL Network.

All Beaverton Literacy Council students and instructors must be at least 18 years of age. With that exception, the BLC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.