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 - Intermediate+

Sat, April 20, 2024 11:00 A.M.
Independence Library

Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other adults in a casual learning environment. This group is for intermediate/advanced English speakers and led by Free Library volunteer Gail. Questions? Email adultlearning@freelibrary.org or call 215-686-8664. 

English Conversation Group - Intermediate+

Sat, April 20, 2024 11:30 A.M.
Holmesburg Library

Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other adults in a casual learning environment. No registration is required. This group is for intermediate/advanced English speakers and is led by Free Library volunteer Lydia.

English Conversation Group - Intermediate+

Mon, April 22, 2024 11:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other adults in a casual learning environment. No registration is required. This group is for intermediate/advanced English speakers and is led by Free Library volunteer Nancy. The group will meet in BRIC 60 on the ground floor. …

English for Beginners

Mon, April 22, 2024 3:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join other adults to learn to read, write, and speak English. You’ll practice English for daily communication and build your confidence in this in-person course. No registration required, call the branch or speak with a library staff member for more information. This group is led by Free…

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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.