English as a Second Language Classes

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Our English as a Second Language program enables immigrants to develop the language and literacy skills they need to interact, engage and build opportunity for themselves and their families. 

Classes are free and open to anyone seeking to improve English speaking and writing skills. The program is staffed by a team of ESOL instructors and volunteer tutors who provide individual support. Currently, classes meet every Monday and Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. To register, come to African Services during those times and speak with an ESL coordinator to be evaluated and placed in the correct level learning group.

Registration: Visit African Services Committee Monday or Tuesday at 5 pm and speak with ASC’s TESOL Coordinator to register and take an assessment test. Students must be able to commit for a full academic semester, two nights per week. Class schedule might change each semester.

About: Recognized as a “model for excellent community based ESOL programs” by the Lexington Institute and awarded an “Excellent” rating from the DYCD, AfricanServices Committee’s English as a Second Languageprogram provides free, tailored language and literacy lessons, for immigrants seeking to improve English speaking andwriting skills. The program is staffed by a team of ESOLinstructors and volunteer tutors who provide individual support.

For more information call: (212) 222-3882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , TESOL Coordinator.