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English language classes for age 21+ from NYC DOE

NYC DOE English as a Second Language Classes by NYC Public Schools (Department of Education DOE)

Services Provided English classes

Eligibility BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Feb 14, 2024

This free program helps New Yorkers learn English.

New Yorkers ages 21 and older can take free English classes offered throughout the 5 boroughs. Classes can help you build you English speaking and reading skills. You do not need a social security number or documentation to take these classes.

Who it's for Who it's for

To be eligible, you must:

  • Live in New York City
  • Be 21 years or older
  • Not have a U.S. high school diploma or equivalency (HSE)

Duration and Length Duration and Length

The schedule depends on the student’s needs.

Next Steps

Learn how to apply.