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Due to severe weather, all NYPL locations will close at 5 pm on January 26 and will be closed on January 27. After-school programming is canceled on both days.

Free English Classes



Posted: 1/27/15 :

Due to the snow emergency, all classes are cancelled for Tuesday, January 27th. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 28th. 

 Please check this web page for updates.


To join an English class, all new students must first come to an information session. See dates below. For more details, see our flyer (PDF).

We offer two types of classes:

  • ESOL - Listening and Speaking
    ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes are for people who want to learn and improve their English. These classes focus on speaking and listening skills. Some reading and writing practice is included.
  • ABE - Reading and Writing
    ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes are for people who speak English, but need help with their Enlgish reading and writing skills.


WINTER 2015 Information Sessions 
(Please arrive early. Space is limited.)  

HAMILTON GRANGE LIBRARY (for classes at Hamilton Grange Library)
503 West 145th Street (near Amsterdam Avenue)
New York, NY 10031
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11am.

ST. AGNES LIBRARY (for classes at St. Agnes Library)
444 Amsterdam Avenue (between West 81st and 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10024
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11am.

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS LIBRARY (for classes at Washington Heights Library)
1000 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5pm.

WAKEFIELD LIBRARY (for classes at Wakefield Library)
4100 Lowerre Place
Bronx,  NY 10466    718.994.8782  
Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:30pm.



English Conversation Classes and Groups (Intermediate Level)

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