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English for Speakers of Other Languages

Our free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) courses offer students whose first language is not English and who are 18 years or older and not enrolled in school an opportunity to learn to speak English as well as understand American customs. Cross-cultural communication, cooperative learning, and the development of self-confidence are important components of our programs.

Our free ESL courses offer students whose first language is not English and who are 18 years or older and not enrolled in school an opportunity to learn to speak English as well as understand American customs. Cross-cultural communication, cooperative learning, and the development of self-confidence are important components of our programs.

Characteristics of Our Programs

  • Classes aim at improving speaking, listening, reading, and writing of English.
  • Classes provide instruction in Civics and help students get prepared for the Citizenship Test.
  • Free of charge.
  • Enrollment throughout the school year.

Resources for Students

  • www.usalearns.org
  • www.easyenglish.com
  • www.esl-lab.com
    This is a multi-level website where students can practice listening, comprehension and reading skills. Vocabulary exercises are also available.
  • www.a4esl.org
    A three-level (easy, medium, difficult) website that offers quizzes of different types including crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks and multiple choice exercises.
  • www.manythings.org
    A fun study site with word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more.
  • www.ets.org/toefl
    The TOEFL test is a requirement for admission into colleges and universities where instruction is in English. In addition, many government, licensing, and certification agencies, and exchange and scholarship programs use TOEFL scores to evaluate the English proficiency of people for whom English is not their native language. Information about the TOEFL tests and services are available online.