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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:

Registration is currently full.
Please contact Victoria Hilditch (phone/email above)

about possible openings. 

Thank you for your interest

in our program.

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 
professional instructors.


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


Winter Book Group

Would you like to read

a book together?

Meets once a week; intermediate/advanced.

 

Tues, 1-2:15pm:

January 11, 18, 25

February 1, 8, 15

March 1 & 8

Questions, Victoria Hilditch:
vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Get hooked on conversation.

Meets once a week;

all levels welcome.

 

Wed, 10-11:15am:

January 12, 19, 26

February 2, 9, 16

March 2 & 9

Please click here to register.


Questions, Janine Lanzisera:
jlanzisera@ridgewoodlibrary.org

American Slang

Explore American literature,

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

Wed, 7:00-8:30pm

January 12, 19, 26 

February 2, 9, 16

March 2 & 9

Please click here to register.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

*Cultural English
VIRTUAL

Coffee Break-Outs

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

January 11, 18, 25

February 1, 8, 15

March 1 & 8

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Group 2

Intermediate

Thurs, 9:30-11:00am

January 13, 20, 27

February 3, 10, 17

March 3 & 10

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

*Everyday English

Enjoy casual conversation 

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

Friday, 1-2pm

January 14 & 28

February 11 & 25

March 11 & 25

Please click here to register.

Questions, Victoria Schnure:

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Coffee Break-Outs

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

All classes are onsite and in

person unless otherwise indicated.

*Additional fees apply

 

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.