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.


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.

  • Auburndale Community Library
    25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing, NY 11358
    Every Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Starting on 7/16/2016
  • Broadway Community Library
    40-20 Broadway, LIC, NY 11103
    Every Monday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Starting on 6/13/2016
  • Glen Oaks Community Library
    256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004
    Every Friday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Starting on 7/1/2016
  • North Forest Park Community Library
    98-27 Metropolitan Blvd., Forest Hills, NY 11375
    Every Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Starting on 7/16/2016
  • Rosedale Community Library
    144-20 243rd Street, Rosedale, NY 11422
    Every Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Starting on 7/16/2016
  • Windsor Park Community Library
    79-50 Bell Blvd., Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
    Every Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Starting on 7/15/2016