The Free Library is host to many adult education classes throughout the city which includes English Language Learning (ELL) and GED instruction. Classes are free to the public and may require registration. Contact your local neighborhood library for further information.

Upcoming Events

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English Conversation Group: Art and Architecture

Mon, January 24, 2022 9:00 A.M.

Join us to learn and practice English while discussing famous works of art and architecture (in Philadelphia and beyond). If you are interested in exploring the great collections and museums of the region, public art as well as historic neighborhoods and sites, join the “tour”. The…

Virtual Program - Arabic/English Language and Cultural Exchange

Mon, January 24, 2022 11:30 A.M.
Virtual Program

Interested in learning Arabic and helping Arabic speakers practice English? Interested in English and helping English speakers practice Arabic? Come join our free informal language and cultural connections group on video call, where we will explore language, customs, foods, and other…

Online English Conversation Group

Mon, January 24, 2022 6:00 P.M.

Mondays 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m Join us for a free conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. This group is currently full.  To join the waitlist, register  at the link here . …

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, January 25, 2022 10:00 A.M.
Kensington Library

Join our free conversation circle, where adults from different countries come together to speak English (lower to intermediate level) in a friendly setting. This series is sponsored by the Kensington Library. For more information or to register, complete the form  at the link here…

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Additional listings of ELL classes not affiliated with the Free Library can be found here. Please note that not all classes are free and may include a cost.

For more information about adult literacy classes in the city of Philadelphia, please contact the Office of Adult Education at 215-686-5250.

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