Classes for Adults and Children

English Language Classes

University of Michigan

English Language Institute*
Weiser Hall, Suite 900
500 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042

Classes, conversation circles, and many other services.
*Open to members of the U-M community only

Other English Language Classes and Conversation Groups


Topics included in this section are Arts and Crafts, Health, Nature and Gardening, Music, and Dance.

Arts and Crafts

Local organizations in Ann Arbor that offer a variety of courses in arts and crafts. Fees vary.


Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross

Nature and Gardening

U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
1800 North Dixboro Road


Below is a list of local organizations that offer music lessons. For more information or private businesses that offer lessons please see the Yellow Pages.


Local organizations that offer dance lessons are listed below. For more information or private businesses that offer lessons please see the local Yellow Pages.

Other Classes

The organizations below offer classes in a wide range of activities and interests ranging from fitness activities, to English classes, to children's camps, to knitting. If a particular area of interest was not mentioned above, the following sources may have more information on the activities/interests.

Institutions of Higher Learning

Besides the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor area has several other colleges and universities:

  • Ave Maria College and Ave Maria School of Law - Private university which has limited bachelor degree classes and a law program.
  • Cleary University - Private university that offers English composition and business classes.
  • Concordia University - Private university with a wide variety of academic curriculum. Also has the School of Adult and Continuing Education.
  • Eastern Michigan University - State university with extensive academic curriculum. Also offers English as a Second Language classes.
  • Washtenaw Community College - Two-year college with extensive credit and non-credit courses. Classes in more than 120 areas, including English as a Second Language.