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 Conversation Group

Mon, August 20, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Mon, August 20, 2018 6:30 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

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, August 22, 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

Conversational ESL

Wed, August 22, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join our new Conversation Group at the Walnut Street West Library to practice your English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. 

Adult Young Adult Senior 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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