Many CJFS services have been modified due to COVID-19. For current information contact us at [email protected] or 205.879.3438

English as a Second Language

If you are interested in joining an ESL class, please contact our ESL Coordinator, Lise Grace. Our class sizes are very limited.
Volunteer teachers/tutors for the students are always needed.

If you would like the opportunity to help someone learn the English language, please contact our Volunteer & ESL Coordinator, Lise Grace.

Contact CJFS of Birmingham's ESL coordinator to join an ESL class

What's New in ESL?

Bonfield Library has a new home

Russian language books donated, gathered and catalogued by Barbara Bonfield, Stella Antselevich and others in fond memory of Robert Bonfield ESL volunteer teacher have moved from the Bonfield Library at the former CJFS Outreach Center to Samford University in Homewood, Alabama under the auspices of Larissa Charny librarian and Russian Language teacher.

Larissa has promised to take good care of each and every one of these cherished books and may share some of them with the language department at Samford. "The books are in good loving hands," Larissa emailed.

Cultural Experience

Thank you to the R. Lawrence Bonfield Fund for enabling several of our English as a Second Language students and guests to attend the symphony again this year! The group was most appreciative and enjoyed the concert immensely.

Contact CJFS of Birmingham's ESL coordinator to join an ESL class