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Free English Classes


Free English Classes


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

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 English reading and writing skills.

Fall 2015 Information Sessions


HamiltonFish Park Library  (For classes at Hamilton Fish Park Library ONLY!)
415 E. Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Tuesday, November 17,  2015:  6pm SHARP!
First- come, first served. Space is limited. (1 INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL & 1-ADVANCED LEVEL)
For more information, please call: 212.673.2290

West Farms Library  (For classes at West Farms Library ONLY!)
2085 Honeywell Avenue
Bronx, NY 10460
Monday, November 16,  2015:  5:30pm SHARP!
First- come, first served. Space is limited. (1 BEGINNER-LEVEL & 1-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)
For more information, please call: 718.367.5376

Major Support for the Library's adult literacy, English language programs and technology training is provided by the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development; Arthur W. Koenig; The Pasculano Foundation; The Lois M. Collier Endowment Fund; The JPB Foundation; the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Inc.; and the Federal Workforce Investment Act, Title II funding administered through the New York State Education Department.

Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development; Arlene and Arnold Goldstein Foundation; New York City Center for Economic Opportunity; Altman Foundation; Funding from the Mayor’s Young Men Initiative administered through the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development; the Kagan Fund; New York State Coordinated Outreach Services Program; Bank of America; The Bailey Endowment for English Language Learning Programs; Airbnb; New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program; The Staten Island Foundation; Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Charitable Trust; and anonymous donors.


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