English for Speakers of Other Languages
Learn English at the Library. The library provides free ESOL/Civics classes for adults 17 and older whose first language is not English. The Library offers beginner and intermediate classes. In BPL ESOL classes, you practice listening, speaking, reading and writing English for everyday needs. English classes are taught by experienced teachers.
Free English classes meet two days per week for a total of 6 hours in libraries throughout Brooklyn.
<<Winter Classes starts January 2016>>
Registration for winter ESOL classes starts December 5th. Please click here for registration schedule.
Daytime, Evening and Weekend classes are available
Frequently Asked Questions
Resources for English Language Learners
- Business English (Advanced level)
- English Conversation Group Schedule
- We Are New York: Learn English on TV!
- Adult Education Classes Resource Guide (PDF)
- Annual Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Assistance Program
For one-on-one assistance or questions about Adult Education Classes at BPL, call or visit one of our five Adult Literacy Learning Centers.
This project is supported by generous grants from the New York State Education Department, Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services.