Connect Language Center builds belonging by creating community spaces in quality
ESL programming, teacher training, and cross-cultural education opportunities.



It can be overwhelming to study English when you don't know what to study. It saves time to have quality instructors. All of our teachers have experience and certificates or graduate degrees in teaching English as a second language.



You are busy with your family and work, so you need courses that are affordable, convenient, and in a good location.

Connect Language Center offers morning and evening classes with limited childcare so that you can practice your English without interrupting your life.



It is difficult to live in the USA without English. We designed our courses to give you the language practice that will empower you to get better jobs and opportunities for you and your family.



Living in the USA can feel lonely when you cannot speak English well.

Connect Language Center wants neighborhoods, homes, and families more integrated through offering internationals quality ESL instruction.


Online Registration: Contact us to register

All materials are included.

Remote Office Hours: 
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

2021 Course Cycles:

Online Winter Mini Cycles:
Part 1: January 19 - February 19
Part 2: March 1 - April 1

Registration open now.

Spring, Summer, and Fall Cycle dates to
be determined as we plan our reopening.
Please check back soon for updates.

Connect Language Center courses are designed to meet the needs of international students living and working in Memphis. Each class has a different focus. You can create your own schedule of courses depending on what and how you want to study.


English for Life and Work

English for Life and Work focuses on building vocabulary and fluency for everyday tasks common to life and work in the United States. This course has 5 levels from low beginner to advanced. All materials are included.

5 Weeks
Monday & Wednesday Night
6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday Mornings
9:30 - 11:45 a.m.

$185 / per cycle
Social distance discount

Speaking Well in the U.S.

Speaking Well in the U.S. focuses on developing accuracy in using English grammar and American pronunciation in every day speech. This course has 5 levels from low beginner to advanced. All materials are included.

5 Weeks
Tuesday & Thursday Night
6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday Mornings
9:30 - 11:45 a.m.

$185 / per cycle
Social distance discount

American Accents

American Accents is for beginner to advanced English learners to master the phonetic system, including explicit instruction in vowels, consonants, and common pronunciation patterns in American speech. All materials are included.

5 Weeks
Monday & Wednesday afternoons
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday afternoons
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$95 / per cycle
Social distance discount

Online Private Lessons
Social distancing discount: $145 / month

4, 1-hour lessons
8, 30-min. lessons

Study what you want.
Flexible schedules.
Begin anytime.

Ask about our free trial referral lesson!

Intro Foreign Languages

Intro Foreign language courses are  for absolute beginners. The curriculum focuses on acquisition of alphabets, everyday vocabulary, survival phrases and introductory grammar.

Current offerings:

10 Weeks
Based on demand
Contact us for more info

Cost: $375, 3 hours a week for 10 weeks / payment plans available

TEFL Certification Course

Get certified to TEACH English with a 120-hour training course with practicum at Connect Language Center

At this time, there are no In-Class courses available

Begin anytime for more info


I like learning new vocabulary and learning how to conjugate verbs. I like my teacher. I like the material because they cover everything. My experience has been good and I can now speak with eloquence.

SAMSON   From   Congo

This is a good place for all who want to learn English. More than just going to class, you can share with different cultures and make beautiful friendships. Connect Language Center is a new home for Venezuelans!

Monica   from    Venezuela


Richard received his undergraduate degrees in English and History at the University of Memphis. He then went on to do a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Memphis where he also taught adult ESL in Intensive English for Internationals from 2012 to 2018. Richard also taught EFL to college students in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2009. In his spare time, Richard likes spending time with his wife Hope, reading, listening to music, watching movies, exploring Memphis, and skateboarding.

Richard Dalton

Education Director
Bailey received her undergraduate degree in Spanish at the University of Tennessee. Since 2013, she has been teaching and working with both elementary age and adult ESL students. Having grown up in Memphis, she has loved discovering the diverse cultures in her hometown. She has lived, studied, and worked in countries such as Chile, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Bailey enjoys running, reading, and spending time with friends.

Bailey Gilbert

Operations Manager
Skarleth is originally from Nicaragua but has been living in Memphis for the past three years. She attended the National University of Nicaragua to pursue a Bachelor’s in Education with a focus on TESOL/TEFL. Back in her hometown, she has worked as an ESL instructor to multiple age groups, as well as a coordinator for international exchange programs. Here in Memphis, she has served as a medical interpreter for the Memphis Hispanic community for the last 3 years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring nature, bike rides, hot yoga, and trying new things!

Skarleth Tyler

Enrollment Coordinator

Connect Language Center is a program under the 501c3 organization World Relief Memphis.


Connect Language Center
5340 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38119

+1 (901) 295-8874

Office Hours:
Monday          9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday         9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday    9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday        9 AM - 5 PM
Friday             9 AM - 5 PM

Main entrance on Quince Rd.

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