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English classes for non-English speakers

Brooklyn Public Library ESOL Program by Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)

Services Provided Career services, English classes

Eligibility BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant

Schedule 1 to 3 months, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 22, 2024

The Brooklyn Public Library has many classes for New Yorkers who want to learn English.

Beginner, intermediate, or advanced (Business English) classes are available. Students can practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing English for daily life and work.

You can also earn a national certification in food safety (ServSafe), Medical Billing, and digital literacy.

Who it's for Who it's for

Classes are for non-native English speakers who are New York State residents.

You will need to attend a registration and orientation session to learn about the programs, possible career options, and take an in-person assessment.

Duration and Length Duration and Length

Classes are held at various library branches throughout Brooklyn and run three times a year (in the fall, winter, and spring) for 10 weeks.

See the class schedule on the Brooklyn Public Library’s website.

Next Steps

Fill out the registration form or text 201-899-4914