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English as a Second Language (ESL)


ESL Coordinator

Victoria Hilditch
(201) 670-5600, ext 133

ESL Assistant Coordinator

Victoria Schnure

(201) 670-5600, ext 141

Program Information & Registration


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.



Programs & Classes

Students may participate in a class OR tutoring. 

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

Watch this space for upcoming programs


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


Be Prepared Series


Are you new to the country or area? Do you need a refresher on what to do in an emergency or challenging situation?

March 24,11:00AM-12:30PM

Learn NJ specific laws from members of the Ridgewood Fire

& Police Departments

Book Group

Meets once a week; intermediate/advanced.


Tues, 1-2:15pm:

March 16 & 23;

April 6, 13, 20 & 27; May 4 & 11

Please click here for Registration

Questions, Victoria Hilditch:

Cultural English

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

Wed, 7-8:30pm:

March 17 & 24;

April 7, 14, 21 & 28; May 5 & 12

Please click here for​ Registration

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

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


Tues & Thurs, 9:30-11am:
March 16, 18, 23, 25;
April 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29;

May 4, 6, 11 & 13

Please click here for Registration

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

Everyday English

American Slang

Have a blast and get hooked
on conversation. 
Meets once a week;
All levels welcome.

Wed, 1:30-2:30pm:

 Feb 24; March 3, 17 & 24;

April 7, 14, 21 & 28; May 5 & 12 

Please click here for​ Registration

Questions, Victoria Hilditch:



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.

Grammar & Vocabulary
Listening & Speaking
Games & Puzzles
Idioms & Slang
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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




Holiday Closings

9am - 7pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

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