Canal Alliance

Canal Alliance

NLD ID #90643
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Contact Information

91 Larkspur Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Primary Contact

Martin Steinman

(415) 306-0425

Hours of Operation

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9-5. Class hours: 10 am-10 pm Mon-Sat

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Program Overview

We offer ESL classes in eight different levels. Classes are offered mornings, afternoons, and evenings at four sites in San Rafael. Most classes meet two days per week, two hours per day. Most classes are during the week, but we have Saturday classes too.

We also offer computer classes (in Spanish) plus citizenship classes (in Spanish and English).

Canal Alliance is a multi-service nonprofit serving the local immigrant community. We offer counseling and advocacy, immigration legal services, therapy, youth educational development, and other services in addition to adult education classes in ESL, computers, and citizenship. Staff are bilingual in English and Spanish.

Most of our teachers and all of our instructional aides are volunteers. The large majority of teachers have been certified as ESL instructors and adhere to professional standards of pedagogy.

People interested in studying or volunteering can call 415.454.2640.

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Cost Info

Standard fee for fall and spring terms: $50 for 15 weeks of instruction, four hours per week, with books included. Standard fee for summer term: $30 for 8 weeks of instruction, four hours per week, with materials included. Some classes are cheaper. A sliding scale is available for those who cannot afford the full fee.

This program listing was last updated: June 23, 2017.

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Education services

  • Help my child learn
  • Learn English
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Volunteer at a program

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Instruction in multiple languages