About Us

About the Program, Students, and Instructors

This program started in 2007 at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Carrollton, Texas offering only ESL classes.  The church closed and in April of 2011, the program moved to R.L. Turner High School where classes continue to  meet.

 

In the fall of 2011, the Homework Help/Reading program was started for the children.  Students from R. L. Turner High School volunteer their time to assist the children in completing their homework.  In the event that the child does not have homework, the volunteers assist the children with reading and comprehension.

 

In June of 2012, the first Basic Computer Skills class was offered.  Gently used computers were collected, refurbished, and given to the students who did not already have computers.  In each case, these were the first computes the students had ever owned.

 

In October of 2016, the program expanded by offering Microsoft Word in Spanish classes.

 

The students are all adult Spanish speakers, most of which are from El Salvador and Mexico. The students pay nothing to attend the classes and all materials are provided for them.

 

We have three levels of classes (Beginner, Intermediate  and Advanced).  Beginning level students speak no English while the advanced classes are 100% English. We meet during the school year and we take the same holidays the school takes.

 

We currently have the capacity to serve 80 ESL students and 25 students in the computer classes.

 

Our instructors are volunteers and all are currently students at the University of North Texas or are graduates of the University of North Texas.  All instructors speak some Spanish and some are fluent.

 

Non-Profit Status

aCompLish is registered as a non-profit organization with the State of Texas and is has established 501(c)(3) tax exemption status with the IRS.