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

Tue, June 28, 2022 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: TUESDAYS from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attendance is preferred at class…

Online English Conversation Group - Intermediate

Tue, June 28, 2022 4:00 P.M.

Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm June 14 - August 30, 2022 Join us as we read about and discuss a variety of topics, including current events, American cultural issues, grammar, current expressions, etc. - all with the goal of improving participants' proficiency in spoken and written English. Each week…

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, June 28, 2022 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  This free online group will build your knowledge and confidence in the English language in a casual and fun learning environment. This group is currently full, sign up for the waitlist at  or email adultlearning @…

Virtual English Conversation Group

Tue, June 28, 2022 6:00 P.M.
Virtual Program

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour for intermediate speakers and above. Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults in a casual learning environment. 6:00-7:30 pm every Tuesday. Class is currently full - for more information or to join the…

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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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