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English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages - Conversation Program: Intermediate Level

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FALL 2014:

We Are New York  is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English.  Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking to your child's teacher.  The characters speak slowly and clearly.

Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and talking about them.  Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you.

This program works best for people who speak some English already and want to practice.  For more information, call or visit the branches listed below.

We Are New York was created by the New York  City Mayor’s Office of Adult Education and the City University of New York.

CHATHAM SQUARE LIBRARY - Third Floor 
33 East Broadway (near Catherine Street)
New York, NY 10002
212.964.6598
Tuesdays:  11:00am -1:00pm
October 28; November 4, 18, 25; December 2, 9, 16.

HAMILTON GRANGE LIBRARY  
503 W 145 Street (near Amsterdam Avenue)
New York, NY 10031
212.926.2147
Wednesdays: 11;30am -1:30pm
November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10, 17.

JEROME PARK LIBRARY 
118 Eames Place (near Kingsbridge Rd.)
Bronx, NY 10468
718.549.5200
Mondays: 3pm-5pm
November 10, 17, 24; December 1, 8, 15.

MOSHOLU  LIBRARY  
285 East 205th Street  (near Perry Avenue)
Bronx, NY 10467
718.882.8239
Fridays: 10:30am -12:30pm
October  31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12, 19.

NEW AMSTERDAM LIBRARY 
9 Murray Street (between Broadway and Church Streets)
New York, NY 10007
212.732.8186
Saturdays: 11:00am -1:00pm
November 1, 8, 15, 22; December 6, 13, 20.

RIVERDALE LIBRARY
5540 Mosholu Avenue   (at W.256 Street)
Bronx, NY 10471
718.549.1212
Saturdays: 2:30pm -4:30pm
November 1, 8, 15, 22; December 6, 13, 20.

WAKEFIELD LIBRARY
4100 Lowerre Place   (near White Plains Rd/229th St)
Bronx, NY 10466
718.994.8782
Fridays: 10:30am -12:30pm
October  31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12, 19.

ROOSEVELT ISLAND LIBRARY 
524 Main Street (on Roosevelt Island)
New York, NY 10044
212.308.6243
SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED

TODT-HILL WESTERLEIGH LIBRARY
255O Victory Boulevard (past Willowbrook Rd.)
Staten Island, NY 10314
718.494.1642
SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Additional Conversation Groups:

Talk with library volunteers about current events, New York City, family life, holidays, and much more. 

Testing after registration. Space is limited. First come, first served. Adults only, 16 years old or older. Please do not bring children to registration.

67th Library

328 East 67th Street (near First Ave)
New York, NY 10065
212.734.1717

No registration required. 

This program is provided in partnership with New York Cares, a leading volunteer organization that helps people find easy ways to make meaningful, rewarding contributions to their communities. Led by New York Cares volunteers, this program provides an opportunity for intermediate level ESOL speakers to practice speaking English and improve their conversational skills.

Groups meet Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 

Columbus Library
742 10th Avenue (between 50th & 51st Sts.)
New York, NY 10019-7019
212.586.5098

This program is provided in partnership with New York Cares, a leading volunteer organization that helps people find easy ways to make meaningful, rewarding contributions to their communities. Led by New York Cares volunteers, this program provides an opportunity for intermediate level ESOL speakers to practice speaking English and improve their conversational skills.

Registration and testing: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
(continuing/referral students at 6 p.m.)
Groups meet Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19.

 

Mosholu Library
285 East 205th Street [near Perry Ave.]
Bronx, NY 10467
718.882.8239

This program is provided in partnership with New York Cares, a leading volunteer organization that helps people find easy ways to make meaningful, rewarding contributions to their communities. Led by New York Cares volunteers, this program provides an opportunity for intermediate level ESOL speakers to practice speaking English and improve their conversational skills.

Registration and testing:  Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. 
Groups meet Saturdays 10:30a.m. -12:00 p.m.
October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22. 

 

Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)
188 Madison Avenue (at 34th Street)
New York, NY 10016
212.592.7000

Led by the Volunteers from NYPL, this program provides an opportunity for intermediate-level ESOL speakers to practice speaking English to improve their conversational skills.

Registration and testing: Tuesday, September 30,  2014 at 5:30 p.m. 
(continuing/referral students at 5:00 p.m.)
Groups meet Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.

October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 18, 25; December 2.

 

Webster Library
1465 York Avenue [near 78th Street.]
New York, NY 10021
212.288.5049

This program is provided in partnership with New York Cares, a leading volunteer organization that helps people find easy ways to make meaningful, rewarding contributions to their communities. Led by New York Cares volunteers, this program provides an opportunity for intermediate level ESOL speakers to practice speaking English and improve their conversational skills.

Registration and testing: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
Groups meet Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22.

 

Other English Language Programs

  • The Literacy Assistance Center
    Professional development and technical assistance provider for teachers and programs that offer ESOL, Basic Education in Native Language (BENL), High School Equivalency (HSE), and Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes.
  • Queens Library
    718.480.4300
  • Brooklyn Public Library
    Adult Literacy Administrative Office: 718.832.3560
  • The New York City Department of Education
    Office of Adult and Continuing Education: 718.622.3000
    Can make referrals to regional offices for GED, ESOL, Literacy, and Job Training.
  • Riverside Language Program
    212.662.3200
    Offers intensive ESOL instruction.
  • CUNY Adult Literacy
    For general information, call 212.794.5302. Free ESOL, BE, and GED classes are offered at CUNY's 14 campuses mornings, evenings, and weekends. Registration is ongoing throughout the year.