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English as a Second Language (ESL)

 

ESL Coordinator

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

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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 your application is completed you may sign up for a virtual Zoom interview. Please click here to register for one of the dates listed above. 

Questions, Victoria Hilditch

(phone/email above)

Student Registration

 

Programs & Classes

Please check out our fall 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 a
professional instructor.


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


Please click here for
Registration & Zoom interview

Fall Book Group

Would you like to read

a book together?

Meets once a week; intermediate/advanced.

 

Tues, 1-2:15pm:

Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 9, 16, 30

Dec 7 &14

Please click here to register.


Questions, Victoria Hilditch:
vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Get hooked on conversation.

Meets once a week;

all levels welcome.

 

Wed, 10-11:15am:

Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov 10 & 17

Dec 1, 8, 15

Please click here to register.


Questions, Victoria Hilditch:
vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

American Slang

^September
Conversation Group

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

Thurs, 9:30-11:00am

Sep 9, 16, 23, 30

Please click here to register.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Explore American literature,

film & more. Meets once a week; intermediate/advanced.

Wed, 7:00-8:30pm

Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov 10 & 17

Dec 1, 8, 15

Please click here for​ Registration

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

*Cultural English
VIRTUAL

^Coffee Break-Outs

Enjoy casual conversation Fridays

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

AUG 27 2-3PM

SEP 3 10-11AM

SEP 24 1-2PM

OCT 8 1-2PM

OCT 22 10-11AM

NOV 12 10-11AM

NOV 19 1-2PM

DEC 3 10-11AM

DEC 17 1-2PM

Please click here to register.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

PLEASE NOTE:

All classes are onsite and in

person unless otherwise indicated.

^Registration is currently open. 

All other classes & programs will

open on Monday, 9/20.

*Additional fees apply

Work on essentials of reading, writing, speaking & listening while learning about American traditions & history. Groups meet once a week.

Group 1

Adv. Beginner/Low Intermediate

Tues, 9:30-11:00am

Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 9, 16, 30

Dec 7 & 14

Please click here to register.

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Group 2

Intermediate

Thurs, 9:30-11:00am

Oct 14, 21, 28; Nov 11 & 18

Dec 2, 9, 16

Please click here to register.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

*Everyday English

 

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.