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.

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English Conversation Group: Art and Architecture

Mon, December 6, 2021 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…

Online English Language Learning through Storytelling

Mon, December 6, 2021 10:30 A.M.

Mondays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  October 4 - December 21, 2021 Practice English by sharing stories and exploring literary and performing arts. Enjoy virtual performances and bring your whole self to these fun sessions to explore creativity and…

Start Adult Education classes through myPLACE: English Language Learners

Mon, December 6, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Are you looking to improve your English Language Skills?  Continue your educational journey through myPLACE, a network of adult education classes organized through the city of Philadelphia. Start by taking an intake and assessment test at Northeast Regional, and afterward you will meet with…

Virtual Program - Arabic/English Language and Cultural Exchange

Mon, December 6, 2021 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 cultural connections group on video call, where we will explore language, customs, foods, and other aspects of culture. Mondays…

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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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