Practice English

ESOL* students can:

  • Study English on a flexible schedule
  • Practice conversational skills in a tutor-led group
  • Use computers to develop English skills
  • Study alone with books, audio materials, and videos in the centers or at home
  • Participate in special learning activities and educational field trips

*ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

You need to register for this program at the Adult Learning Center nearest you.


Winter Walk-In English Conversation Groups
January 9, 2017 - April 1, 2017 (No Registration Needed)

Contact or visit the library of your choice for schedule and additional information.

  • Bayside Community Library
    214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361
  • Bellerose Community Library
    250-06 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose, NY 11426
  • Briarwood Community Library
    85-12 Main Street, Briarwood, NY 11435
  • East Flushing Community Library
    196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358
  • Fresh Meadows Community Library
    193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
  • Glen Oaks Community Library
    256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004
  • Hollis Community Library
    202-05 Hillside Avenue, Hollis, NY 11423
  • Laurelton Community Library
    134-26 225th Street, Laurelton, NY 11413
  • Mitchell Linden Community Library
    31-32 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354
  • North Hills Community Library
    57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
  • Poppenhusen Community Library
    121-23 14th Avenue, College Point, NY 11356
  • Ridgewood Community Library
    20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385
  • South Jamaica Community Library
    108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11433
  • Windsor Park Community Library
    79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11364



The We Are New York Program, developed by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, is a ten week program designed to help immigrant New Yorkers practice every day English, while learning about important NYC resources. Through the guidance of facilitators, adults watch episodes each week that address health and wellness, education, financial literacy, starting a business, friendship and emergency preparedness. Following the viewing of the weekly video participants are then engaged in a lively discussion. Students that attend a minimum of 7 out of the 10 sessions receive a certificate signed by Mayor De Blasio.

Please visit the library site of your choice to register.

  • Baisley Park Community Library
    117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11436
  • Broadway Community Library
    40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103
  • East Flushing Community LIbrary
    196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358
  • Hillcrest Community Library
    187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY 11366
  • Lefrak City Community Library
    98-30 57th Avenue, Corona NY 11368
  • North Forest Park Community Library
    98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills 11375
  • North Hills Community Library
    57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
  • Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center
    169-09 137th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434