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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ESL Class - Beginner/ Low Intermediate

Tue, October 16, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This 2-hour class runs once a week on Tuesdays.  Some basic knowledge of English is expected. Skill level will be assessed in class.  This class is free and registration is not required, however, regular attendance is recommended. Questions?  Call the librarian at 215-686-1766.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

ESL Class - Intermediate

Wed, October 17, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This 2 hour long class runs twice a week on Wednesdays.  This class is free and registration is not required, however, regular attendance is recommended. Questions?  Call the librarian at 215-686-1766.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Intermediate ESL Class

Wed, October 17, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

PEDAL@GSE ESL Classes are FREE for adults (17 years+); Registration is preferred. REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE LIBRARY. Classes sponsored by the Penn GSE Educational Linguistics Division.

Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, October 17, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

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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