Community Support Groups

English as a 2nd Language Information

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

St. Mary's English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is designed to help newcomers to the Annapolis area meet their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing needs. The program also provides parishioners and other volunteers the opportunity to offer educational services to new immigrants in the local community. Newcomers interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to contact the coordinator. Anyone interested in volunteering with the program or who knows of a student who might benefit from the English-language instruction should also contact the coordinator for further details.

Program Details

List of 4 items.

  • Formal Classes

    Levels 1A,1B and Literacy:
    New Beginners 
    Level 2: Advanced Beginners
    Levels 3-4: Intermediate
    Level 5: Advanced
  • Class Times and Places

    Days: Tuesday – Thursday evenings
    Time: 7:00 -8:45 pm.
    Place: St. Mary’s High School
    Class Year: September - May
  • Instruction Benefits

    • Free classes; charge to purchase textbooks.
    • "Side by Side" textbook series for Levels 1-4
    • Variety of material for Advanced Class
    • Different teachers nightly
    • New beginner classes are taught bilingually in English and Spanish
  • Mentoring Activities

    • For students who need special attention - i.e. literacy work, specialized vocabulary.
    • Mentor-student meet weekly to work on specific needs

Contact Us

Fernando Paniagua
Phone: 443-949-7572


Fall 2019:
September 10TH AND 11TH
7:00 – 8:30 PM
St. Mary’s High School
CLASSES BEGIN: Tuesday, September 17th
  • 7 levels of instruction from beginners to advanced. We learn to listen, speak, read, and write in English.
  • Beginner levels are bilingual.
  • Classes are taught in a fun and safe environment, and they are FREE!!
Hope to See You There!
Otoño 2019:
10 Y 11 DE Septiembre
7:00 – 8:30 PM
St. Mary’s High School 
CLASES COMIENZAN: Martes 17 de Septiembre
  • 7 niveles de instrucción desde principiantes hasta avanzados. Aprendemos a hablar, escuchar, leer y escribir en Inglés.
  • Niveles iniciales son bilingües.
  • ¡Las clases son divertidas y en un ambiente seguro, y sobre todo son GRATIS!!
Los Esperamos!
St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.