International Programs and Services

English Classes and Social Meetings

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International Neighbors and Community Classes


Free English Classes

The Elaine Bacon Literacy Program was started in the Houghton area in 1969 by Elaine Bacon. These wonderful classes provide free ESL tutoring. Everyone who wants to make friends, learn English, experience interesting activities, then Join us!


" The program was originally started to help area adults having trouble reading and writing to have a better understanding of the English language. Now the biggest demand is for English as a second language for foreign students and their families."Elaine Bacon

ELI Community English Program

We are committed to connecting Michigan Tech students, faculty, and their families to the broader community through cultural exchanges. There are Tutoring ProgramNight-Owls ClassesConversation Partners, and Tea Time and more below! 


Social Meetings