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English as a Second Language (ESL)

 

U.S. Citizenship Classes

Are you interested in applying for U.S. citizenship?

  • 12 week virtual program

  • Multiple sessions offered

  • Provided by Literacy New Jersey in partnership with Catholic Charities

  • For more information, please visit Literacy NJ

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 & 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.

Register

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

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

SPECIAL PROGRAM

U.S. Citizenship Classes

Are you interested in applying for U.S. citizenship?

  • 12 week virtual program

  • Multiple sessions offered

  • Provided by Literacy New Jersey in partnership with Catholic Charities

  • For more information, please visit Literacy NJ

Book Group

Meets once a week; intermediate/advanced.

 

Tues, 1-2:15pm:

Jan 5, 12, 19, & 26;

Feb 2, 9 & 23; Mar 2

Please click here for Registration


Questions, Victoria Hilditch:
vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Cultural English

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

Wed, 7-8:30pm:

Jan 6, 13, 20 & 27;

Feb 3, 10, & 24; Mar 3

Please click here for​ Registration

Questions, Victoria Schnure:
vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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

 

Tues & Thurs, 9:30-11am:
Jan 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, & 28;
Feb 2, 4, 9, 11, 23 & 24;

Mar 2 & 4

Please click here for Registration
 

Questions, Victoria Schnure:
vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Everyday English

American Slang

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

Wed, 1:30-2:30pm:

Jan 6, 13, 20 & 27;

Feb 3, 10, & 24; Mar 3

Please click here for​ Registration

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 - 7pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

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