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, offer positive, encouraging learning experiences.

Become a student

Our 2020-2021 online classes will start in September. We hope you will join us! For more information and to register:


Join our volunteer team

We would love to have you join us! We provide training and support for volunteers who want to teach - online or in person. For more information, please click here.

Student Storybook 2020!

Click here to read stories from Beaverton Literacy Students from the very beginners to our Level 6!

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.

BLC is committed to providing a learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. All BLC students and instructors must be at least 18 years of age. With that exception, BLC does not and shall not tolerate a climate of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in any of its activities or operations. Questions or concerns about harassment or discrimination in BLC programs should be directed to a board member.