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Our spring ESOL classes starts Monday, April 13th, 2020.  New students, please fill out a form here and email to [email protected]  Form instructions are in multiple languages.

As one of BPL’s largest programs, we’ve helped thousands of people improve their English language skills in a welcoming, fun and educational environment.

Our classes are part-time

In our ESOL classes, you can:

  • Take a beginner, intermediate or advanced (Business English) class
  • Practice listening, speaking, reading and writing English for everyday needs, workplace and job opportunities
  • Become more computer knowledgeable 
  • Learn from passionate and professional teachers and guest speakers
  • Classes meet three twice (2X) a week--3 hours each session for 10 weeks

Things to know:

  • Students MUST register to join a class
  • Registration for classes happen three (3x) times a year--Fall--Winter--Spring
  • Choose your location from over 10 library branches across Brooklyn—we have daytime, evening and Saturday classes.
  • Due to the volume of people during registrations, please DO NOT bring children to the registration sites!
Interested? Here’s what you need to do

You must register in person to enroll in a class. Registration sessions are held at a number of library locations. Please check with your local library branch or on BPL’s calendar of events.

You can register at any location regardless of the library branch you want to attend. Try to attend the earliest registration date possible. Classes fill up quickly! We’ll let you know what program and location you’ll be placed at by the end of your registration session.

Organizations that partner with us

Upwardly Global, The Hope Program, CLIP (CUNY-Language Immersion Program), CUNY Hostos Community College, CUNY College of Technology, CUNY Medgar Evers College, NY Immigration Coalition, League of Kitchens, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, CAMBA/Cooper Union, Kress Vision, SUNY BEOC, NY Alliance for Careers in Health Care, Robin Hood Foundation, NYC WorkForce, NYU Literacy Review.

This program is made possible through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title II federal funds that support programs in Adult Literacy and English as a Second Language awarded through a competitive grant process administered by the ACCES Office of the New York State Education Department.

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