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English as a Second Language (ESL)

 

ESL Coordinator

Victoria Hilditch
VHilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org
(201) 670-5600, ext 133

ESL Assistant Coordinator

Victoria Schnure
VSchnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

(201) 670-5600, ext 141
 

Program Information & Registration

 

Multilingual fact sheets:

Step 1: Registration Form   All students must submit the online ESL Student Registration Form to participate in any ESL programs. 

Step 2: Zoom Interview   Once we have reviewed your registration form, we will email you to set up a short Zoom interview and determine program placement.

Student Registration

Tutor Registration

All new volunteers must complete & return the Tutor Registration Form by email or in person in order to to be considered for a position in the ESL program. Thank you for your interest in becoming a tutor.

 

Programs & Classes

All are welcome to attend summer classes. There is no fee to participate.

Tutoring will resume in the fall.

Watch this space for upcoming programs

Tutoring

Our program is led by both
trained volunteer tutors and a
professional instructor.


We place our students based
on their English speaking
ability and availability.


Please click here for
Registration & Zoom interview

Drop-in

Conversation

Practice your English skills while discussing timely topics in a casual setting. All levels welcome.

Tues, 10:00-11:00am (virtual)

 Wed, 7:00-8:00pm (virtual)

Thurs, 1:00-2:00pm (in person)

 

Jun 8-Aug 19

(No class weeks of Jul 5, 26, Aug 2)

Please click here for​ Registration

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Summer Book Group

Meets once a week; intermediate/advanced.

 

Tues, 1-2:15pm:

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Please click here for Registration


Questions, Victoria Hilditch:
vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

"Coffee Break"-Outs

Enjoy casual conversation with fellow ESL students. All levels welcome.

FRI, 5/14 1-2PM

MON, 5/24 2-3PM

FRI, 6/18 2-3PM

FRI, 7/9 2-3PM

FRI, 7/16 2-3PM

FRI, 8/27 2-3PM

Please click here for Registration

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

 

Online Resources

From vocabulary and quizzes to newspapers and language learning apps,

we have selected these free resources to help you improve your English skills.

Reading/Newspapers
Grammar & Vocabulary
Listening & Speaking
Games & Puzzles
Idioms & Slang
Citizenship
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Youth ESL

We offer several options for children to build their English skills.

 

Reading Pals: 30 minute appointments to read stories 1-to-1 with teen volunteers.

Read to a Dog: Practice reading skills in a 15 minute appointment with a dog. 

Teen 2 Tween: Students in grades 4-9 work with a high school volunteer to maintain their English skills. Summer only.

Please see the Children's Page for more information.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Holiday Closings

9am - 7pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

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