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 - March 2018 (No Registration Needed)

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

  • Bayside Community Library
    Mondays: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
    214 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, NY
  • Bellerose Community Library
    Mondays & Thursdays: 12:30PM - 2:00PM
    250-06 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose, NY
  • Briarwood Community Library
    Wednesdays: 12:30PM - 2:00PM
    85-12 Main Street, Briarwood, NY
  • Corona Community Library
    Thursdays: 6:00PM - 7:30PM (January Only)
    38-23 104 Street, Corona, NY
  • Fresh Meadows Community Library
    Mondays: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
    193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY
  • Glen Oaks Community Library
    Fridays: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
    2526-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004
  • Hollis Community Library
    Tuesdays: 1:15PM - 2:30PM
    202-05 Hillside Avenue, Hollis, NY 11423
  • McGoldrick Community Library
    Mondays: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
    155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY
  • Mitchell Linden Community Library
    Mondays: 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    31-32 Union Street, Flushing, NY
  • North Hills Community Library
    Wednesdays: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
    57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, NY
  • Poppenhusen Community Library
    Thursdays: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
    121-23 14 Avenue, College Point, NY
  • Richmond Hill Community Library
    Thursdays: 6:00PM - 7:30 PM
    118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY
  • South Hollis Community Library
    Saturdays: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    204-01 Hollis Avenue, South Hollis, NY
  • South Jamaica Community Library
    Mondays: 4:00PM - 5:00PM (Starting 1/29)
    108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, NY
  • Sunnyside Community Library
    Tuesdays: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
    43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY
  • Windsor Park Community Library
    Fridays: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
    79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY
  • Woodside Community Library
    Fridays: 11:30AM - 1:00PM
    54-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY



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.

  • Corona Community Library
    28-23 104th Street, Corona, NY
    Start Date: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Jeanne Elmezzi (LIC) Adult Learning Center
    37-44 21st Street, Long Island City, NY
    Start Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • North Hills Community Library
    57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, NY
    Start Date: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • North Forest Park Community Library
    98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY
    Saturdays 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Rochdale Adult Learning Center
    169-06 137th Avenue, Jamaica, NY
    Start Date: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00PM