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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PEDAL@GSE: Practical English for Daily Living

Wed, May 24, 2017 12:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

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

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

PEDAL@GSE: Practical English for Daily Living

Wed, May 24, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

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

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, May 24, 2017 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

Let’s Speak English! for International Adults

Sat, May 27, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

FREE! • Weekly conversation hour. • Build your confidence speaking English. • Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, common slang. • Suggest additional topics! • Practice speaking in a casual environment-no exams! • Make friends with other international adults. The program is free,…

Adult New Americans Language Study 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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