Eastern Shore Institute For Lifelong Learning
Since 1977, ESILL has been
“The School for the Fun of it!”

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Fall 2023 Term   

Fall 2023 term begins September 11.

ESILL offers non-credit courses twice a year in art instruction and appreciation, photography, music instruction and appreciation, literature, language, history, current events, religion, science, philosophy, leisure time activities, life skills, meditation, exercise and more.

Courses are held in Fairhope, Daphne, Spanish Fort and Foley. Our courses are all about enjoyment and self-enrichment. Our instructors share a passion for teaching and bring a wealth of personal experience to the classroom. Just bring your interest and willingness to participate, and have fun!

If you wish to teach or have a topic to suggest, you may contact Jan Walker at (205) 910-8974 or jan.walker@rocketmail.com. 


1.  Select a course from the Courses page where you may download a Summary of Courses and Course Descriptions.

2.  Call the instructor listed in the Summary of Courses to register. Meet your instructor on the Instructors page.

3. Download a registration form which includes notes on refunds and discounts. If you are taking additional courses, you should also download an abbreviated registration form. 

4.  Write your tuition check payable to ESILL and mail it with the registration form to the instructor.

If you have difficulty downloading any of the documents, call Paul Moreno at (251) 802-3715.

Each course requires a separate check.  Note the course name on the check.

Add “Member” and apply your $5 discount if you are a member of The Friends of ESILL*.

If there is a material fee it is to be paid directly to the instructor in the classroom and is not to be combined with the tuition.


--Some courses are limited in size.  Call early - your seat will be reserved when your tuition is received.

--Your instructor will provide the course location.

--A refund will be provided if you inform the instructor that you are withdrawing before the second class.   

*We are supported by The Friends of ESILL, a group of persons who believe in ESILL's mission and who are willing to contribute a modest amount to sustain "The School for the Fun of It".  For an annual membership fee of $35 you will enjoy course flyers mailed to your home and invitations to receptions featuring guest speakers. To show our appreciation for your support, we provide a $5 discount on courses for you and your immediate family members for two terms following your joining or renewal. To join the ESILL support team, download a membership application form


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ESILL is happy to support other lifelong learning programs in our area. Click the following link for information about the University of South Alabama Continuing Education Program: Odyssey USA .

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