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.


Summer Walk-In English Conversation Groups
Monday, July 10, 2017 - August 26, 2017 (No Registration Needed)

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

  • Bellerose Community Library
    250-06 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose, NY 11426
  • Fresh Meadows Community Library
    193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
  • North Hills Community Library
    57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
  • Poppenhusen Community Library
    121-23 14th Avenue, College Point, NY 11356
  • South Hollis
    204-01 Hollis Avenue, South Hollis, NY 11412
  • Sunnyside Community Library (JULY ONLY)
    43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11104
  • Windsor Park Community Library
    79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11364
  • Woodside Community Library
    54-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377



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 Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358
    Start Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017: 10:00AM - 12PM
  • Corona Community Library
    28-23 104th Street, Corona, NY 11368
    Start Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017: 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • East Flushing Community Library
    196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358
    Start Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Glen Oaks Community Library
    256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004
    Start Date: Friday, June, 23 2017: 1:00PM - 3:00PM 
  • Elmhurst Adult Learning Center
    86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373
    Start Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
  • Jeanne Elmezzi (LIC) Adult Learning Center
    37-44 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
    Start Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Rochdale Adult Learning Center
    169-06 137th Avenue, Jamaica, NY  11434
    Start Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017: 10:00AM - 1:00PM