Other English Classes

Information for non citizens

The following organizations offer free or low cost English (ESL) classes.* Please call them or visit their website for more details.

*This is not a comprehensive list of all available options.  CUNY Citizenship Now! does not endorse any of the programs listed.

New York City

BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Public Library, Education
and Job Information Center

http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/only-bpl/literacy/english-classes
Provides free local classes in ESL and citizenship preparation.
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/only-bpl/adult-literacy#learncenter
Contact your local learning center.

El Puente de Williamsburg

211 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-387-0404
Offers free ESL classes on Monday and Wednesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, for people ages 19 and over.  Must register in person.

Project Reach Youth

199 14th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-768-0753
Offers free ESL courses.  Also offers the Even Start Family Literacy class Monday through Thursday, 9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:00pm - 3:00pm.  Call for details between 2:00pm and 9:00pm.



BRONX

New York Public Library

www.nypl.org/events/classes/esol
212-340-0918
The New York Public Library offers many free ESL classes throughout the year at most of their branch locations.  Call or check their website for class availability at a branch near you.  Must be age 16 or older.  Must register in person.  Class size is limited.  No documentation is required.

Highbridge Community Life Center

http://www.highbridgelife.org/ourservices/classes.asp
979 Ogden Ave., Bronx, NY 10452
718-681-2222
Offers free ESL and civics classes.  Civics classes provide preparation for citizenship interview and citizenship test. Must be age 18 or older.

Bronxworks

http://www.bronxworks.org/programs/immigration-services
80 East 181st Street, Bronx, NY 10453
Morris Senior Center
718-731-3114 ext. 314
Offers free ESL classes.  Call for registration dates.


MANHATTAN

International Rescue Committee <pdf>

263 West 38th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 377-4728
Free ESL classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
Please call for more information.

New York Public Library

www.nypl.org/events/classes/esol
212-340-0918
The New York Public Library offers many free ESL classes throughout the year at most of their branch locations.  Call or check their website for class availability at a branch near you.  Must be age 16 or older.  Must register in person.  Class size is limited.  No documentation is required.



QUEENS

Queens Public Library

ESL Classes: www.queenslibrary.org
718-480-4235
The library has compiled a list of all civics and ESL classes offered throughout Queens.  You can also check with your local library.

The New Land Community Center

http://www.newlandcenter-aacs.org/eslcivics.html
677 Seneca Ave., Queens, NY 11385
718-381-3607
Offers free ESL classes at various skill levels.  Specializes in Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Korean, Indian, Chinese, Latino and Central European languages.

Flushing YMCA New Americans Welcome Center/ONA

http://www.ymcanyc.org/flushing/classes/new-americans-welcome-centers
718-551-9351 | 718-551-9352 | 718-551-9353
Offers free ESL classes at various skill levels. Must be age 18 or older. Registration is on-going.  Walk in hours: Monday through Friday, from 12pm-5pm.



STATEN ISLAND

New York Public Library

www.nypl.org/events/classes/esol
212-340-0918
The New York Public Library offers many free ESL classes throughout the year at most of their branch locations.  Call or check their website for class availability at a branch near you.  Must be age 16 or older.  Must register in person.  Class size is limited.  No documentation is required. Students must attend an information session to register for classes.