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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:

Summer classes are open to new and returning students of all levels. Please register for your selections using the links below.

Fall registration dates for the

2022-23 program will be announced in August. Thank you for your interest in our program.

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.

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.

Registration begins in September.

Fees may apply.

Questions, Victoria Hilditch:

vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

June Book Group

Would you like to read

a book together?

Meets once a week for

a 4-week mini session; intermediate/advanced.

 

Tues, 1-2:15pm:

June 7, 14, 21, 28

Please click here to register.

Questions, Victoria Hilditch:
vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Summer Drop-ins
VIRTUAL

Discuss timely topics in

a casual environment. All levels.

Wednesday, 7-8pm 

June 27 - August 19

(no class weeks of July 25 & Aug 1)

Please click here to register

for each session.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

*Everyday English

Discuss timely topics in

a casual environment. All levels.

Thursday, 10-11am 

June 27 - August 19

(no class weeks of July 25 & Aug 1)

Please click here to register

for each session.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Summer Drop-ins
ONSITE

*Cultural English
VIRTUAL

Enjoy casual conversation 

twice a month with fellow ESL students. All levels welcome. 

Friday, 1-2pm

June 17

July 8 & 22

August 12 & 26

Please click here to register

for each session.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Coffee Break-Outs

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

All levels welcome.

Tuesday, 10-11am

June 21 & 28, July 12 & 19

August 9 & 16

Please click here to register

for each session. 

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

NEW Walk & Talks

 

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.