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English as a Second Language (ESL)

 
Sept
Drop-in Conversation
Idioms with
Janine
Online Resources
Including ESL
Newspapers

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

 

ESL Program Overview

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.

 

Fall Virtual Drop-in Conversation

Join us for casual conversational English. All levels welcome.

Registration is required for each session

Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
Sept 8  Register

Sept 15 Register

Sept 22 Register

Sept 29 Register

For questions, please contact vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Idioms with Janine

Uploaded to YouTube weekly on Wednesday.

 
 

Adult Classes and Tutoring

 

Students may participate in a class OR tutoring. 

Adult Classes are open ONLY to students currently registered in the 2020-21 ESL program.

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

Essentials of reading, writing, speaking and listening. 
Meets twice a week;
high beginner/low intermediate.

 

Tues & Thurs, 9:30-11am:
Oct 13, 15, 20, 22,
27 & 29;
Nov 10, 12, 17 & 19;

Dec 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17

Please click here for
Registration

 

Questions, Victoria Schnure:
vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Everyday English

Cultural English

Explore creative expression through various cultural lenses such as literature & film. 
Meets once a week; intermediate/advanced.

Wed, 7-8:30pm:
Oct 14, 21, & 28,
Nov 11 & 18,
Dec 2, 9 & 16

Please click here for
​Registration

Questions, Victoria Schnure
vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Book Group

Meets once a week; intermediate/
advanced.

Tues, 1-2:15PM

Book 1: Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Sept 22-Oct 27 
Click here to register for Book 1


Questions, Victoria Hilditch
vhilditch@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 - 9pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

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