Grassroots ESL

According to the U.S. Census, nearly 1-quarter of Azusa’s 46,361 residents report they speak English “less than very well.” In response, the Azusa community has joined together to provide Grassroots ESL (English as a 2nd Language) to help limited English speakers gain confidence and skill in speaking English.

These are some websites ESL learners can go to practice their English skills for free.

Practice conversation, listening and writing skills

Easy, fun way to increase English skills in everyday conversation and grammar.

Watch English conversations with the words on screen and without. The learner can also read along as the cartoon is playing.

Great for beginners or intermediate learners

Practice listening skills on all types of topics

Community Partners

  • Dalton Elementary School, (626) 815-5245
  • Neighborhood Homework House, (626) 969-7051
  • Valleydale Elementary School, 626-633-8600


 Find your passion. Become a Grassroots ESL volunteer tutor!


  • Step 1. Contact a Grassroots ESL Partner Site listed above to discuss schedules and tutor opportunities.
  • Step 2. Attend a tutor training workshop. We will introduce you to materials and strategies to work successfully with a small group of adults. 
  • Step 3. Begin tutoring! You will be matched to tutor a small group of 3 - 7 adults with limited English speaking skills. You will meet twice a week with your group for 1 ½ hour each session.