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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Online English Conversation Group - Advanced

Thu, August 11, 2022 4:00 P.M.

Mondays and Thursdays 4-5:30 pm Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other adults in a casual learning environment. For advanced speakers. Register for the group at:  Questions? Email adultlearning @ or call…

Online English Conversation Group - High Beginner/Intermediate

Thu, August 11, 2022 6:00 P.M.

Thursdays 6-7 pm June 9 - August 11, 2022 This class will discuss the proper and expected responses to common situations, through open discussions and role-play activities with provided vocabulary. We will also offer topics selected by the students. For high beginner and intermediate learners.…

Online English Conversation Group

Fri, August 12, 2022 4:00 P.M.

Join us for a free online English conversation circle. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 4:00-5:00 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday Class is currently full - for more information or to join the waitlist, email…

Virtual Program - Arabic/English Language and Cultural Exchange

Mon, August 15, 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 aspects of…

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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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