ESL classes in Essex County
Resource Guide for Adult English Language Learners of NJ
Bloomfield College offers ESL classes to people 15 years of age and older at their American Language Center. Students can attend courses in the fall and winter for 14 weeks or Spring and summer for 8-weeks offered in the morning, afternoon or evening. There are classes for all levels of English speakers and the college also offers computer and media labs, a tutoring center, a conversation program, and an activities program at no extra cost. The college also offers English for business and English for medical professions.
Career Tek Training Institute
Institute pentateuque provides beginner level ESL classes to provide opportunities for candidates to listen, read, and exercise writing skills in a workplace environment at Career Tek Training Institute. This program also includes a pre-program assessment, job Search/job readiness, follow-up and placement Services. Classes take place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
East Orange School District/Bernie Edmonson Center
This evening part-time program is offered to foreign-born adults who are interested in learning the English language. All participants in EFB &ESL programs are tested and placed accordingly. All participants must present valid proof of legal status. Classes take place Monday-Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m, starting again in September 2015.
Essex County College
Non-credit ESL classes are offered in the day and evening, in four-hour sessions. Students must pay for their books and show proof of legal status. There is currently a waiting list.
FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development
Three month ESL and Civics courses offered Monday-Thursday from 6:00-9:00P.M.
Harvest English Institute
Harvest English Institute offers several ESL programs at different levels of intensity. Students can take private lessons, depending on their and instructor’s availability. Class size is 5-10 students, and classes are categorized by skills (pronunciation, grammar, writing, and conversation).
Jewish Vocational Service
The Jewish Vocational Service offers free ESL Training at five different levels of instruction for refugees and political asylees. There are five levels of instruction based on placement testing. The curriculum is survival and employment-based with one-on-one tutoring.
La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc-ESL-Civics
This program offers several courses. The ESL Civics course is intended for those who have applied for American Citizenship and await their INS interview. It covers ESL as well as U.S. history and government. ESL-Abriendo Caminos (Opening Pathways) is an intensive 4-month course for Hispanic women. In this program, they learn English, life skills, job readiness, and earn work experience via an internship. La Casa de Don Pedro also has classes for POST-TANF [Temporary Aid for Needy Families] students who are now working, and it also has a class for the general public of Essex County in which low-level ESL students can improve their language skills. Courses last for seven weeks. Classes take place from 9-1 or 6-9, Mondays-Thursdays.
Montclair University for Continuing Education
Montclair State University's non-credit ESL program offers English instruction and practice for non-native speakers at all levels of language proficiency. Classes take place during the Fall for 12 weeks, Winter and Spring for 10 weeks and summer for 4 week. Students may enroll in day or evening classes. Credit-bearing ESL courses also are available. (To enroll in these courses, students must be seeking a degree at the University.) The Foundations course exists for beginning to advanced level students. A series of additional ESL course offerings, such as TOEFL review and Writing, remain available for high-intermediate to advanced level students.
New Community Corporation
Courses offered M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm or 6:00-8:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am- 12:00pm. ESL classes are held on the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. There are also citizenship, GED, and pre-GED classes.
Newark Public Schools-Office of Adult Education
Classes are no longer offered but visit the website above for ESL classes that are offered in the area.
NJIT - ESL Program
NJIT offers different graduate and undergraduate courses, which allow students to practice their listening, speaking and writing. There is also a cultural aspect to the courses. Courses run along with the regular NJIT semester.
PALS conducts six intensive sessions year round, each lasting seven weeks. The curriculum focuses on the English language skills and academic preparation needed for study in U.S. colleges and universities. Courses take place from Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-2:30pm, with some evening and Saturday classes available. This program provides I-20s for international students. Computer labs are provided for the exclusive use of its students. Classroom instruction is reinforced with the lab.
Seton Hall University Division of Volunteer Efforts
South Orange, New Jersey (973) 761-9702
ESL classes are given on TW from 7pm - 8:15pm at the Seton Hall Campus. The class is run by a full time coordinator who is part of the Campus Ministry staff. Lesson plans are prepared in advance for the group.
South Orange-Maplewood Adult School
Classes are offered in the day and evening, at local libraries and high schools, with a focus on communication, life, and job readiness. Classes range in difficulty from beginner, which meets twice a week, to intermediate which meets once a week. During the fall and spring classes are offered for 10 weeks and classes also meet in the summer. Title 2 classes that are offered have a $20 registration fee and meet during fall and spring, Tuesday and Thursdays in the morning and evening. The Students must be able to verify their legal status.GED classes also offered. Must register in person.