Project Light of Manatee Inc., is a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to providing English language instruction to adult speakers of other languages so that they may become productive members of our community.   

We offer English classes from basic to advanced skill levels.  Project Light also provides preparation for the US Citizenship Interview to our intermediate students.  

About Us

Our Mission

 To empower non-English speaking adults to participate more actively in our community through English language


Our Vision

 All non-English speaking adults in our community should have the opportunity to speak, write and read English. 

Our Values

 We welcome diversity. We embrace cultural differences. We recognize the right of all individuals to mutual respect and acceptance without biases or based on differences of any kind. 

Introductory Video about Project Light

Check out this great video from 2017.

Who we are

Our students come from many parts of the world

We teach English to adult students at a minimal cost.  We rely on grants from foundations and individual donations.
Students pay $30 annual registration.  Scholarships are available.  

Students really appreciate our volunteer teachers.

Project Light relies on over 30 volunteer teachers and two volunteer secretaries who help in the administration of the school. 

We get results!

Our students receiving certificates at a ceremony at Project Light. 

About Us

English Language Classes

 We offer three levels of English :  Basic, Intermediate and Advanced* Morning: Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 - 11:00* Afternoon: Monday thru Thursday 11:30 - 1:00* Evening: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00


 Ofrecemos tres niveles de Inglés : Básico, Intermedio y Avanzado* Mañana: lunes a jueves, 9:00 - 11:15* Tarde: lunes a jueves, 11:30 - 1:00* Noche: martes y jueves, 6:30 - 8:00


 Nou ofri twa nivo nan angle:  Preliminè a, Entèmedyè ak Avanse* Matin: Lundi à Jeudi, 9:00 - 11:00* Aprè midi: Lundi a Jeudi, 11:30 - 1:00* Soir: Mardi et Jeudi, 6:30 - 8:00

Information for students


  Project Light, Adult English Classes, is a school for adults who want to learn English.  The cost to register is $30 per year paid initially and each August.  The school provides the books and CD’s for use in class and home study.  There are 6 levels of English and we determine your correct level with an interview.  A student can begin any day if there is space on the group.  Usually there are 3- 10 students in a group with a volunteer teacher.  We give emphasis to practical vocabulary, essential grammar and normal conversation in the basic courses and more reading and writing in the more advanced courses.  For our intermediate English students, we also have classes to prepare for the Citizenship interview. 


  Project Light, Adult English Classes, es una escuela para adultos que quieren aprender inglés. El costo para matricularse es $30 al año pagando inicialmente y cada agosto. La escuela le provee libros y CD’s para usar en la clase y en casa. Hay 6 niveles de inglés y determinamos su nivel apropriando con una entrevista. Uno puede empezar cualquier día si hay espacio en el grupo. Usualmente hay 3- 10 estudiantes en un grupo con un professor voluntario. Damos emfasís al vocabulario práctico, gramática esencial, y conversación normal en los cursos básicos con más lectura y escritura en los cursos más avanzados. Para nuestros estudiantes intermedios, también tenemos cursos para prepararse para la entrevista para ciudanía


  Enfòmasyon Pou Elèv YoProject Light,se yon lekòl pou granmoun ki vle pale anglè.Pri enskripsyon an ap koute’w Selman $30 pou ane an.Lekòl laap baw liv ak CD anglè gratis ti cheri por utilizwe nan klas la ak pou etudye lakay ou. Ansanm gen 6 nivo klas. Ou gen pou pase yon entèvyo. Lè’w fin pase’L se nou K’ap detèmine nan ki klas n”ap mete’w. Yon elèv kapab kòmanse nenpòt ki jon. Defwa gen 3 jiska10 elèv nan chak group, avèk pwofesè ki gen anpil volonte. N’ap baw vokabilè, gramè pou pratike, e aprann ou fè yon konvèrsasyon normal nan klas mwen avanse yo, nan klas pi avanse yo n’ap fèw ekri, li ak pale plis nan kou yo.Pou kou entèmedyè anglè nou an, nou gen klas pou moun k’ap prepare entèvyo (Citizenship) sitwayente. Nou rekòmande pou vini 15 minit devans, premye fwa s’ap gen entèvyo n. 

Citizenship Classes

Course description

The course is designed to help students pass the US Customs and Immigration Services Naturalization test.  The test has four parts; speaking, history& government, reading, and writing.  


Students should be at an intermediate level and enrolled in Project Light English classes.  Consult us about scheduling your course hours.  Students will use Citizenship-specific text books.  

Photo on right is Marc-Henry Jean.

Marc-Henry Jean from Haiti was first a Project Light student, then a  teacher and now is a new U.S. citizen ready to graduate from USF in May 2018.

Contact Us

Project Light of Manatee

1104 14th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205, US

(941) 745-1659


Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - noon

Tuesday and Thursday :

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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