The Education Fund offers a variety of ways to access language learning at all levels, including advanced medical interpreter training:

  • Beginner – phone and text lessons
  • Intermediate – online lessons
  • Advanced – medical interpreter training
  • Community college classes
  • Language classes at your facility

Learn on your cell phone:

Learn on your own time on your cell phone using Cell-Ed, a company that provides English language learning help to Spanish speakers.

Call in, practice, learn, and improve your English while completing a series of lessons via speaking and texting. Call back as many times as you need 24 hours per day. When you call back, you will start off where you last left off. It works on all types of cell phones. No data plan is needed. Cell-Ed is currently available to Spanish speakers only.

To be eligible you must:

  • Work in a participating SEIU bargaining unit position for a contributing employer.
  • Have completed your initial probationary period.

APPLY for your own Cell-Ed account and start today!

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Mabel Meza at or 213.401.3013.

Learn on your computer or tablet at home:

If you are comfortable learning online, another option for you is signing up for an AmEnglish learning account and get access to more than 600 hours of writing, speaking, reading, and listening lessons in English.

Log into learn any time day or night. Text translations in multiple languages including Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Arabic.

Apply to get an AM English account.

Go online to get your interpreter certification:

LanguageLine Advanced Medical Training is the most comprehensive, up-to-date interpreter training program, developed by a team of healthcare practitioners and medical trainers with more than 25 years of interpreting and training experience.

  • Web-based training
  • 40 hours of content
  • Access anywhere, anytime

Register now, and start earning more.

Go to school and earn college credit:

Take an ESL class for free at a local community college through the Education Fund’s STEP program. STEP will pay for your tuition, fees, and required textbooks. You will also receive support and advice from an Education Fund career counselor.

Learn more about the STEP program and apply for college support.

Work with the Education Fund to organize a class at your worksite:

The Education Fund can work with you, your employer, and your union to organize an ESL class at your worksite. If you and your co-workers want to learn more about how to schedule a class, please contact Mabel Meza at or 213.401.3013.

Tel: 888-872-4606