Ann Arbor Public Schools Adult Education
Offers free ESL classes to adults 20yrs and older. Day and night classes available. Classes are 15 weeks in duration. Placement is determined by the ESL program. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes are offered. Free citizenship classes are offered at night. Locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
Address: Room 206, 2800 Stone School Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Address #2: Parkridge Community Center, 591 Armstrong Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Arbor Bridge Church
Offers ESL classes at all levels and for all ages. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for 90 minutes. Childcare is available for an additional 7 dollars during the morning classes. English and American culture classes are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:30pm OR Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-11:30am. English conversation classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. All classes are $15 per class.
Address: 2500 S. Main Street (Between Busch's shopping center and Briarwood Mall.)
Phone: (517) 945-3388
Jewish Family Services
JFS offers immigration services to eligible populations including application assistance for adjustment of status, naturalization, travel documents, and employment authorization documents including translation if needed. JFS offers a variety of other international services including employment and economic empowerment services, citizenship classes, ESL classes, and resettlement and integration services.
2245 S. State St., Ste 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 769-0209
Languages: Russian, Arabic, Kurdish (as needed), Farsi, English
Language Link School
Offers ESL classes at all levels for all ages. Accent reduction classes as well as TOEFL prep classes are also available. Times are flexible to accommodate working professionals. Due to Covid, all classes are currently remote.
Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
Provides low-cost and free legal assistance in Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Also provides assistance in filing forms and filings with USCIS and representation before the Immigration Court. Other areas of legal assistance include Civil Rights and Public Benefits. Clients must make less than 200% of the federal income poverty level. No income requirement is needed for citizenship services.
Movimiento Cosecha Ann Arbor Community Learning Center
Provides free academic services to pre-K through 9th grade children during the pandemic. There is a waiting list, but priority is given to immigrant families and children whose parents have to work and are unable to supervise or support them during school hours.
Samaritas provides legal, translation, education, and employment services to immigrants, refugees, and asylees. They offer a refugee resettlement program for new refugees.
3820 Packard St #170
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 971-1944
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm
Languages: Spanish, Arabic, English
Synod Community Services
Offers translation services, housing and mental health assistance, state I.D. assistance, financial assistance in obtaining an I.D., homelessness aid, housing programs, money management counseling, in-home care/support, hoarding abatement,and support in accessing technology. Income verification may be required for certain programs.
University Translators Services
This is the primary organization that Washtenaw County Community Mental Health uses for translators. Please call them and set up the translation services at least 48 hours in advance. Please note that this organization typically charges high prices for their services.
Phone: (734) 665-7295
Washtenaw Community College
Offers free ESL classes and conversation groups for adults 18 and older (virtual during the pandemic). A valid government issued I.D. is required to register. The program is an English immersion program, and classes are best for individuals who know at least 100 words in English, but all are encouraged to register.
Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR)
This organization provides emergency response for Immigration Customs and Enforcement raid victims. They provide advocacy, legal assistance and information, and community education on immigration issues. For immigration-related emergencies, call 734-355-2707.
Offers free adult ESL tutoring and classes Monday-Friday. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes available. All levels of English are welcome. Virtual sessions are available during COVID. Their main office is located in Ypsilanti, but they have several locations throughout Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.