English as a Second Language (ESL)

Do You Want to be an ESL Tutor?

MCOP ofrece cursos de inglés como segundo idioma gratis para adultos (ESL) en los condados de Iowa, Grant, Richland y Lafayette. A cada estudiante se le asigna un tutor voluntario y se espera que se reuna con el tutor una vez a la semana en un lugar y hora de mutuo acuerdo ya sea en la casa del estudiante, una biblioteca local o un lugar público. Pedimos a todos los estudiantes a comprometerse a permanecer con el programa de tutoría durante al menos seis meses. Muchos estudiantes están interesados en la tutoría de inglés; por lo tanto, a menudo tenemos una “Lista de Espera”. 

Para inscribir su nombre en la lista, por favor comuníquese con:

Desea Mejorar Sus Conocimientos de Inglés?

MCOP offers free adult ESL classes in Iowa, Grant, Richland and Lafayette counties. Each student is assigned a volunteer tutor and is expected to meet with the tutor once a week at a time and place of mutual agreement either at the student's home, a local library or a public place. We ask all students to commit to staying with the tutoring program for at least six months. Many students are interested in being matched with an English tutor; therefore, we often have a "Waiting List". 

To register your name on the list, please contact:  

MCOP provides free English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for adults eager to improve their English skills. This service relies upon volunteers who work one-on-one with English language learners or in a class setting. Tutors do not need to learn or know how to speak Spanish, but we do ask that they make a six-month commitment. 


Each ESL Volunteer Tutor completes a free four-hour tutor training. Following the training, tutors are assigned to a student. They meet weekly, at a mutually agreeable time and location, often in the student’s homes or at a local library or other public place.  

Each tutor-student pair is assigned to a bilingual “match specialist," who helps the tutors find appropriate learning materials and answers any questions or concerns the tutor or student may have. Follow up training is available.

To find out when the next ESL Tutor Training Session will be held in your county or for more information, please contact:


Grant County - Karen Rundell - 608-348-5583 - 


Lafayette County - Kathy Chase - 608-732-2512 - 


Iowa County - Kathy Warpinski - 608-341-8171 -


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Bilingual Service Directories

Direct Services: 608-642-1753 

Iowa County : Kathy Warpinski : (608) 341-8171 : 
 
Grant County : Karen Rundell : (608) 348-5583 : 

Lafayette County : Kathy Chase : (608) 732-2512 : 

Richland County : TBD : (608) xxx-xxxx : email here

English Language Instruction

Bilingual (English/Spanish) MCOP staff and volunteers provide direct services to individuals with specific concerns about accessing:


  • employment
  • health care
  • social services
  • legal and financial counsel
  • communicating with schools & businesses
  • transportation
  • housing
  • food security


If you know someone in need of these services, please have them contact MCOP.

Flyers are provided at the bottom of this page, in both English and Spanish. Email and phone inquiries may be made in English or Spanish. Leave a message if you are unable to reach us directly. Your call will be returned promptly. 

Luz Nereida Burkard Bilingual Direct Services Consultant

MCOP Directories of Community Services, for each county, are helpful tools for our immigrant clients and the organizations who serve them. Directories are available for the Platteville area and Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland County. Directories are provided below. If you have a resource to add, please email us: 

Do You Want to Learn English?

Our clients and volunteers teach us something new every day! Here is an archive of hand-outs used at MCOP workshops and a compilation of past announcements and relevant web links.


Tutor Resources are also available in the Resource Library, including instructor created worksheets sorted by learning category, free to print and use!