Help adults learn English at the Minnesota Literacy Council


The Minnesota Literacy Council (MLC) offers tutoring for adult refugees and immigrants who want to learn English and obtain citizenship, and it is always seeking volunteers to help those individuals with the process.

Previous teaching experience or knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary, and volunteering just a few hours a week can make a difference, according to MLC, which provides training and support for volunteers. Those interested should contact Allison by email at or by 651-645-2277, ext. 219.

While opportunities are available across the Metro area and in Greater Minnesota, MLC has a local office in the Coliseum Building at 2700 E. Lake St. The Lake Street center has a large library of educational materials, as well as computers and software to assist adult students and volunteer tutors.

The center offers morning, afternoon and evening classes in English (pre-lit and beginning to advanced), civics and computers.

For more information about the MLC Learning Center on Lake Street, contact Learning Center Coordinator Anne Johnson at 612-483-1763 or by email at

To learn more about the MLC’s full range of services, including GED and ESL classes and children’s programs, visit