English for New Learners

ENL: English for New Learners (formerly ESL)
Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Ongoing)
Taught at the East Greenbush Community Library by Questar III BOCES.

This program teaches speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is appropriate for students for whom English is not their first language, and are 21 years of age or older. You do not have to be an American citizen, but must have a green card. For more information or to register, contact Questar’s Workforce Development office at (518) 273-2264. More information.

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) provides tutoring to help individuals learn to read, to write, and speak English, and to improve their math skills. English Literacy Civics, Sewing & English, a telephone partner program, and Citizenship preparation classes are also available. All services are free and offered in several locations around Rensselaer County. Contact LVORC at (518) 274-8526.

Free online English lessons from GCF LearnFree.org. This resource provides instructions in Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Portuguese, and other languages.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Albany Field Office USCRI Albany offers new refugees interpretation and translation services, training, workshops, and a Job Club.

Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary and Visual Dictionary are great resources for students of English. Both allow you to listen to the pronunciation of a word, and the Visual Dictionary includes labeled pictures.dictionary example: breads