English Conversation Groups

Brooklyn Public Library offers both Virtual English Conversation Groups online on Zoom, and in-person English Conversation Groups at select branches.  See the schedule below, or you can also find these events in our online calendar.

If you are interested in observing or volunteering in a Virtual English Conversation Group, please email akennedy@bklynlibrary.org before registering for any programs.

Below is the list of all Virtual English Conversation Groups. Click here to register for a group, or to check if a group is canceled.

  • Mondays at 4:30 pm
  • Mondays at 6:00 pm   
  • Tuesdays at 2:00 pm - Open group with no instructor
  • Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays at 1:00 pm 
  • Thursdays at 10:30 pm
  • Thursdays at 2:00 pm 
  • Saturdays at 11:00 am    

In-Person English Conversation Groups:

LocationDay and Time
Brooklyn Heights Library Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Central Library, Info Commons (unless noted)

Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm

Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm 

Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm

Fridays, 1:00-3:00pm 

Saturdays, 10:30am-12:00pm *meets in 2nd Floor Business & Career

Cortelyou LibraryMondays, 10:30am-12:00pm
Cypress Hills LibraryTuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm 
Flatbush LibraryThursdays 6:00-7:30pm
Fort Hamilton LibraryMondays, 4:00-5:30pm
Greenpoint LibraryThursdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Homecrest Library Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Kensington LibraryThursdays, 5:30-7:00pm
Sheepshead Bay Library

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm

Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm 

Sunset Park LibraryThursdays, 10:30am-12:00pm
Washington Irving LibraryTuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Williamsburgh LibraryMondays, 4:30-5:45pm
Windsor Terrace LibraryMondays, 10:30-11:45am


Become a Conversation Group Leader

We're always accepting applications for volunteers to help fellow Brooklynites improve their English-speaking skills by leading small English conversation groups virtually or in our branches. Interested? Complete an online application.

Apply now


ESOL Classes

BPL offers free English classes for adults three times throughout the year. The ESOL classes are free and open to NYC residents. In these classes, students practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Visit the ESOL webpage here for registration dates and more information.