The Free Library is host to many adult education classes throughout the city which includes English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED instruction. Classes are free to the public and may require registration. Contact your local neighborhood library for further information.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes


Upcoming ESL Events

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Intermediate ESL Class

Fri, April 20, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

PEDAL@GSE ESL Classes are FREE for adults (17 years+); Registration is preferred. Advanced Class: Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Novice Class: Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m Intermediate Class: Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE LIBRARY. Classes…

Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

ESL Conversation Group

Mon, April 23, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This group is a great way to practice speaking everyday English. ALL are welcome.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Advanced ESL Class

Mon, April 23, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

PEDAL@GSE ESL Classes are FREE for adults (17 years+); Registration is preferred. Advanced Class: Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Novice Class: Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m Intermediate Class: Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE LIBRARY. Classes…

Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

English Conversation Group

Mon, April 23, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and meet other international adults. This program will be held…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

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Additional listings of ESL 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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