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Come at 9:15 am on a scheduled class Friday to register.
Childcare is currently full.
Only adult students who do NOT
need childcare are being accepted.

During the school year, free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are offered on Friday mornings at The Shepherd’s Church in Cary, NC. This program provides beginner to advanced-level curriculum. Emphasis is on conversation with English speakers.  Click on the buttons below if interested in attending or volunteering.



Interested in Attending?

One-on-One Teaching

Friendly Instructors

Practical Topics

Free Childcare

Make New Friends!

Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am
(during school year)

Our free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes start in September and run throughout the school school year. There is no test to take. There are 5 levels of classes (from beginner to advanced). Spring semester begins January 5, 2024. In-person registration opens December 1. Come at 9:15 am on a scheduled class Friday to register. Childcare is full; only accepting adults who do NOT need childcare.

For more information, contact Laura Reak at

The Shepherd’s Church

6051 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518

Directions: Upon arriving at the church, drive in the Tryon Rd entrance that has a traffic light across from Harris Teeter store. Do not park in the first parking lot on your left. Continue to the next parking lot.  Enter the building through the West Entrance doors (see picture). Once inside, there will be green ESL signs to direct you to our meeting room on the 2nd floor of the Family Center.  We hope to see you soon!

2023 Fall Calendar

  • September 8, 15, 22, 29

  • October 6, 13, 20, 27 

  • November 3, 10, 17 – Taste of Thanksgiving, (24 No Class, Thanksgiving)

  • December 1, 8, 15 – Christmas Party

2024 Spring Calendar

  • January 5, 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • March 1, (8 No class), 15, 22, (29 No Class, Easter)
  • April 5, 12, 19, 26
  • May 3, 10, 17 – End-of-Year Party

Interested in Volunteering?

Shepherd’s English as a Second Language Classes meet from 9:30-11:30 AM on Fridays here at The Shepherd’s Church. Volunteers come from 9:15-11:45 am.

At ESL we work with internationals to build relationships and share in their lives. We also have adults who care for the children of our students each Friday.  We invite Shepherd’s attendees or members who would like to know more to contact Laura Reak at

OR fill out a Ministry Volunteer Application at the button below.