Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council

We are a volunteer, non-profit organization aiming to improve adult literacy in Plymouth-Canton and surrounding areas of Western Wayne County. Our mission is to provide adults in Western Wayne County who have limited English language abilities in developing vital reading, writing, and communication skills to help them participate in the community and reach their potential in life.

Contact Information:


Phone: 734-589-0011

Community Literacy Council's Inclusion and Anti-Harassment Policy

At CLC we work with people from many different cultures and backgrounds. CLC is a safe place, absent of xenophobic, racist, and sexist language and behavior. Further, sexual harassment of any form will not be tolerated. Our values at CLC support our beliefs of inclusivity and respect for all people. Our students are shown the kindness, respect, and grace that each member of our CLC family deserves, so that they may continue to thrive in our community.

English Language Learners Weekly Meetings Online at Plymouth District Library

Plymouth District Library offers free Zoom and In-person Conversation Groups and Reading Clubs for English Language Learners.

  • ELL Conversation Group meets Mondays from 10:00 am - 11:00 am - available in-person and Zoom

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  • Page By Page Intermediate ELL Book Club meets Wednesdays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm via Zoom

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New to Zoom? Here's a great tutorial to help you be more comfortable using Zoom: Zoom YouTube Tutorial

English Language Learners Weekly Meetings

In-Person and Online at Canton Public Library

Canton Public Library offers free Conversation Groups and Reading Groups for English Language Learners.

  • ELL Conversation Group meets on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 11:00 am - via Zoom

  • ELL Conversation Group meets on Fridays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am - In-Person, masks required

  • ELL Reading Group meets on Fridays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Reading Group - In-person, masks required

  • ELL Advanced Book Club meets on Fridays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Advanced Book Club - In-person, masks required

Here is the information on how to register for conversation group: English Language Learners Program at Canton Public Library

English Language Learners Weekly Meetings

Online at Northville District Library

Northville District Library is offers free Conversation Groups for English Language Learners.

  • ESL Conversation Group meets on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - via Zoom

Here is information on NDL's online Conversation Group and Zoom link: English as a Second Language Program at Northville District Library

English Language Learners Weekly Meetings

Online and In-Person at

Connection Church in Canton

Connection Church, 3855 S. Sheldon Road in Canton offers conversation groups at the following times:

    • Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - In Person Conversation Group

    • Saturday mornings: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Zoom Conversation Group

    • Saturdays ELL Book Club: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Intermediate Level - Zoom Book Club

    • Saturdays mornings: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - In Person Beginning Level Conversation Group

    • Contact Joyce for more information: 734-890-2050 or

Amazon Smile

You can make a difference this holiday season (and all year too!) by using CLC's Amazon Smile account when you shop. When you shop with CLC's Amazon Smile account, every purchase you make generates a small donation for Community Literacy Council. Shop for gifts at to generate donations for Community Literacy Council, Inc., also check out our AmazonSmile Charity Lists to donate items we need most.


Become a tutor

In 2019, 135 CLC tutors devoted over 9,100 hours to help students:

    • Get a Job

    • Return to School

    • Pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • Pass the Citizenship Exam

    • Talk to your child's teachers

    • Talk to your doctor

Comprehensive Tutor Training for our volunteers. Learn more about becoming a tutor and register for our next class HERE

Become a student

Become a student

We offer the following services to enhance the lives of individuals in our community:


    • One-on-One Tutoring for adults 18 and older who need help with basic reading, writing, English conversation, or English as a Second Language (ESL). Click here to register for a one-on-one tutor.

    • Conversation Groups for adults learning to speak English as a second language. Click here for printable copy of conversation groups and book clubs.

    • ELL Book Clubs for English language learners looking to improve their reading and conversation skills by discussing articles and books.

    • ESL Classes located at Starkweather Academy, Miller Elementary, and Connection Church. Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Community Literacy Council featured on WDET

WDET, National Public Radio, featured CLC in a broadcast that focused on how businesses and organizations in Canton were responding to the pandemic. It takes a lot of courage to travel to a new country, learn a new language, navigate a pandemic, and ask for help. Our students are adventurous and brave individuals. And our tutors are Rock Stars!

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Community Literacy Council is featured on WDET 101.9 FM.

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