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English as a Second Language (ESL)

 
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Meet Our Team

ESL Coordinator

Victoria Hilditch
VHilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org 

(201) 670-5600, ext 133

ESL Asst. Coord./Instructor

Victoria Schnure
VSchnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

(201) 670-5600, ext 141

ESL Assistant/Instructor

Janine Lanzisera
JLanzisera@ridgewoodlibrary.org

(201) 670-5600, ext 130

L to R: Victoria S., Victoria H., Janine

 

Program Information & Registration

Multilingual fact sheets:

If you would like more information about our program and want to join our waiting list, please email:

Victoria Hilditch,

ESL Coordinator at 

vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org.

Ridgewood Library prioritizes ESL services to Ridgewood residents & those with urgent needs from other towns.

Student Registration 

Programs & Classes

 

Please check out our ESL offerings including options for tutoring, classes,

and special programs all designed to help improve your English language skills.

Registration is required. *Fees may apply.

Tutoring

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

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

Sessions are offered both

in-person & virtually. 

Fees may apply.

Questions, Victoria Hilditch:

vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

American Slang 
ONSITE

Get hooked on conversation.

Meets weekly. Separate registration for each session. All levels.

Wednesday, 10-11:15am 

Oct 12, 19, 26

Nov 2, 16 & 30, Dec 7 & 14 

Please click here to register

for each session.

Questions, Janine Lanzisera:

jlanzisera@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Book Group
ONSITE

Would you like to read

a book together?

Meets once a week for 8 weeks;

intermediate/advanced.

Tuesday, 1-2:30pm:

Oct 11, 18, 25 

Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 6 & 13

Please click here to register.

Questions, Victoria Hilditch:
vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Explore American literature,

film & more.

Meets once a week for 8 weeks;

intermediate/advanced.

Wednesday, 7-8:30pm 

Oct 12, 19, 26

Nov 2, 16 & 30, Dec 7 & 14

Please click here to register.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

*Cultural English 
VIRTUAL

Practice English while

learning about U.S. culture,

history & traditions.

Meets once a week for 8 weeks.

Group 1: Adv beginner/low intermediate

Tuesday,9:30-11am 

Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 15 & 29, Dec 6 & 13

Please register here for Group 1.

Group 2: Intermediate/Advanced

Thursday,9:30-11am 

Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3 & 17, Dec 1, 8 & 15

Please register here for Group 2.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

*Everyday English 
ONSITE

*Everyday English

Bring a cup of coffee & enjoy casual conversation with fellow ESL students. Meets twice a month. All levels.  

Friday, 1-2pm

Sep 9 & 23, Oct 14 & 28

Nov 4 & 18, Dec 2 & 16

Please click here to register

for each session.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Coffee Break-Outs
ONSITE

Exercise conversation skills while walking the track with fellow students, weather permitting.

All levels.

Friday, 9:30-10:30am

Sep 16, Oct 7 & 21,

Nov 11 & Dec 9

Please click here to register

for each session

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

 Walk & Talks
ONSITE

 

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.

Watch this space for upcoming programs

 

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.