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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Drop-in Conversation
Idioms with
Online Resources
Including ESL

ESL Coordinator

Victoria Hilditch
(201) 670-5600, ext 133

ESL Assistant Coordinator

Victoria Schnure

(201) 670-5600, ext 141

Program Information


ESL Program Overview

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 we have reviewed your registration form, we will email you to set up a short Zoom interview and determine program placement.


Fall Virtual Drop-in Conversation

Join us for casual conversational English. All levels welcome.

Registration is required for each session

Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
Sept 8  Register

Sept 15 Register

Sept 22 Register

Sept 29 Register

For questions, please contact vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Idioms with Janine

Uploaded to YouTube weekly on Wednesday.


Adult Classes and Tutoring


Students may participate in a class OR tutoring. 

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


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

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


Tues & Thurs, 9:30-11am:
Oct 13, 15, 20, 22,
27 & 29;
Nov 10, 12, 17 & 19;

Dec 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17

Please click here for


Questions, Victoria Schnure:

Everyday English

Cultural English

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

Wed, 7-8:30pm:
Oct 14, 21, & 28,
Nov 11 & 18,
Dec 2, 9 & 16

Please click here for

Questions, Victoria Schnure

Book Group

Meets once a week; intermediate/

Tues, 1-2:15PM

Book 1: Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Sept 22-Oct 27 
Click here to register for Book 1

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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