About Us

The Project

USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English online. This popular website, visited by more than 7,000,000 adults around the world, teaches English by providing engaging videos and educational activities. Learners have the opportunity to learn English independently or with the support of their teacher.

The website was built by the Sacramento County Office of Education, which is located in California, United States. Initial funding for USA Learns, which ended in 2008, was originally provided by the U.S. Department of Education and the California Department of Education. The Sacramento County Office of Education now has full ownership rights for the USA Learns website and receives no outside funding to maintain the site.

The Developers

USA Learns is a joint effort of the Sacramento County Office of Education, Internet and Media Services, and the Project Ideal Support Center at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.

Sacramento County Office of Education developed the USA Learns Web site and has developed many of the most widely used Web resources in adult education, including English For All, CDLP Adult Learning Activities (resources for adult learners), and The Study Place. SCOE is home to a number of adult education and technology projects including the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) and SCOE is nationally recognized as a center with expertise in the design and use of instructional technology in adult learning.

The Project IDEAL Support Center (hereafter referred to as “The Center”) provides technical assistance to a consortium of more than 20 states working together to design and implement distance education programs for adult education. The Center assists members in planning, training, and evaluating their efforts. The Center publishes the widely used Handbook of Distance Education for Adult Learners and has numerous publications and online support systems to help states develop quality distance education programs. The Center has conducted national evaluations of many of the most popular adult education curricula, including Crossroads Café, Workplace Essential Skills, GED Connection, and TV411.

Professional online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) services provided by On Point Internet Marketing, located in Sacramento, California. Thanks to Craig de Borba and his team of top Sacramento SEO Marketing Consultants. For the past five years they've been helping businesses and entrepreneurs expand their brand online. They are helping USA Learns get the word out to millions of adults around the world who want to learn English free!

Contact Us

For technical support, please email help@usalearns.org. For further information about the overall project or other inquiries about USA Learns, contact:

Andrea Willis
Sacramento County Office of Education
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003