Eliminating the barriers to English language literacy to enable social and economic opportunity

Our Mission

Language is critical to a secure an independent life. English Language Learners In-Home Program’s mission is to eliminate the barriers to social and economic opportunity for immigrants, refugees, and non-native English speakers. We are a non-profit, educational service organization committed to teaching English, U.S. citizenship preparation and high-school equivalency at no cost for those in need, worldwide.

​Since February 2004, our volunteer tutors have assisted more than 7,000 adult learners in becoming more secure and independent by learning to speak, read, write and understand English.

Connecting Tutors & Students Worldwide

ELL Students & Tutors by Country

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Hong Kong, Nepal, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Scotland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, South Africa, Turkey, and Ukraine

ELL Students & Tutors by State

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

​2019 Civil Society Award Winner: English Language Learners In-Home Program

People come here for a better life mainly for their children. That's what my parents did. They became Americans.

Florence Phillips

Student Programs

If you are a beginner and wish to learn English, or have some English language skills you would like to improve, we are here to help.

ELL connects our students with volunteers who help you learn and practice basic computer and technology skills.

Our GED program helps you develop skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.

To date, over 500 of our students are now U.S. Citizens. Dozens more are ready to take the test. Are you ready to join them?

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you ready to make a difference for someone living anywhere in the world who needs the gift of learning English? ​A student is waiting just for you. Being a volunteer gives a gift that is far-reaching and lasts a lifetime. The rewards are immeasurable.

We’ve earned the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency.

We sincerely thank our generous sponsors and partners for their support.

Our Response to COVID

Some ELL tutors and students may wish to resume meeting in person. To adhere with current CDC guidelines, all tutors must obtain a signed waiver from students who wish to resume in-person learning. All social distancing and mask wearing measures must be observed as per CDC and your state requirements. Email [email protected] for more information.