A home away from home




Open Doors English empowers adult English language learners to live fuller lives through affordable, comprehensive English classes.

WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Yes, we have classes today.

This year, celebrate the holidays by becoming an Open Doors English 'Study Buddy!' Join us at the Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair to send the resounding gift of a Student Scholarship!

Happy holidays from our international family at Open Doors English!

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Can I study at Open Doors English?

If you are a non-native English speaker over the age of 18, you can study in our program! Register online to come in for an appointment.

What classes can I take?

We offer classes organized by students’ levels of English proficiency. We have five morning classes, three afternoon classes, an evening class, and workshops/events throughout the week, all located on the 3rd floor of the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Ithaca.

Can I volunteer at Open Doors English?

We welcome local volunteers to work with us as tutors, conversation partners, guest speakers and office assistants. Please let us know of your interest.

How can I connect with Open Doors English?

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram! We regularly post photos, news about events, and community resources. If you have any questions about our program, you can contact us at hboyer.ode@gmail.com

Open Doors English : The Julie Rudd Coulombe Language Program