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Ridgewood Library | English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

We are happy to help.

Please contact us with any questions.

ESL Coordinator

Victoria Hilditch

ESL Assistant Coordinator

Victoria Schnure


Virtual Programs

Summer Virtual Drop-In Conversation (2 groups)

Join us for casual conversational English. All levels welcome. Registration is required for each session.

Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am, June 30-August 4 


Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, July 1-August 5

For questions, please contact vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

American Screen Slang

Learn more American words and phrases. In this fun class, the group will watch short film clips, and then discuss the particular usage and meanings that are unique to Americans.

Wed, 10-11am, July 1-22, Aug 12 & 19.

Group size is limited and registration is required for each sessionAll levels welcome.

For questions, please contact vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Everyday English*

This class concentrates on the essentials of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Advanced beginner/low intermediate level

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm

June 16 - August 6.


FULL. For questions, please email vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

*Open to currently enrolled ESL students.

Virtual Summer ESL Book Group


Would you like to read a book together? Join us on Zoom for a weekly talk discussing Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga.

Intermediate/advanced level

Wednesdays, 2-3pm

July 1 - August 5.

Limited to 8 participants.

FULL. For questions, please email 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.

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

When we reopen:

Monday - Thursday




9am - 9pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

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