English as a Second Language (ESL)

Foundry offers volunteer-led English classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:45–8:15 p.m. These classes are free and open to students 17 years and older.

Winter 2024 Semester

Registration for our Winter 2024 semester will be held in person at Foundry (1500 16th St. NW) on Tuesday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m.


January 9, 2024
beginning at 6:30 p.m.

January 16, 2024
First class from 6:45–8:15 p.m.

January 18, 2024 through Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Classes are held each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:45–8:15 p.m.

March 28, 2024
Last day of classes for the semester

Winter 2024 Semester

Note: New students are always welcome during the semester, simply come to the church the night of class and tell someone you are a new student and need to register.

Closings due to weather
The church follows the federal government. If the federal government closes, including early closing, then the church will be closed. Status updates will be posted to our Facebook page.


Volunteer with our ESL Program


The ESL program at Foundry is possible only because of the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. Each Tuesday and Thursday evening when classes are in session, our volunteers perform everything from registering students to teaching classes. Many behind-the-scenes activities are also performed by volunteers working with Foundry staff.

Volunteers are asked to commit one night per week for a minimum of one semester (typically 10 weeks). No prior teaching experience or foreign language skills are required. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our interest form.