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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Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English

Wed, June 7, 2023 10:30 A.M.

Adults are invited to this FREE online English class. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together (at our own homes, connected through video call).   This class will meet on: WEDNESDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. April 5 - June 7, 2023…

English Classes

Wed, June 7, 2023 10:30 A.M.
Tacony Library

Learn how to speak, read, and write English!  Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 1 PM. Taught by IndoChinese American Council. For more information, please contact Matthew by text or whatsapp 215-571-9921 or email  

Mixed Level English Group (In-Person)

Wed, June 7, 2023 6:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other adults in a casual learning environment. No registration is required. The group meets in the ground floor meeting room. This group is led by Free Library volunteers Paul and Dan. Find more Languages and Learning Center programs…

Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking! (In Person)

Thu, June 8, 2023 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! W/hen; Thursdays 10:30 am - 1:30 pm (May 25 - June 29, 2023)  Where: Parkway Central Library - 4th Floor Culinary Literacy Center (1901 Vine Street,…

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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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