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FREE LITERACY PROGRAMS FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

Greenburgh Public Library - Literacy Classes
Starting soon, GPL will be co-sponsoring with Southern Westchester BOCES, free second language literacy classes.  More information will be posted soon!  Classes will be held virtually.
 

Literacy Solutions NY, Inc.
LVWC Learning Center of Yonkers / Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center 2nd floor
Jennie Mosquera, Yonkers Coordinator (914) 375-7964
https://literacysolutionsny.org
Instruction is available in both classroom and tutorial (one-to-one) settings. Availability varies by location.  Also virtual classes. Basic literacy and second language literacy.
 

Mt Vernon City School District, Adult Education
Lincoln Elementary School, 170 E. Lincoln Ave.
Rebecca Jones, Project Manager (914) 665-5030
https://tinyurl.com/fn4be4ka
English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency classes.  Classes held virtually for now.


Yonkers Pathways to Success (VIVE)
75 Riverdale Avenue
(914) 376-8650
https://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/domain/5468
Serving residents of Yonkers.  Day and evening classes.  English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency classes.

Westchester Library System
https://www.firstfind.org/read-better/
Information on classes, volunteering and resources.

 

MORE WESTCHESTER COUNTY LITERACY PROGRAMS FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

Southern Westchester BOCES, Adult Literacy Center
(914) 937-3829
https://adulted.swboces.org/adult_literacy_center
Registration Fee: $26
Classes are offered at a number of locations in southern Westchester; including White Plains, New Rocheslle, Port Chester and Mamaroneck.  Call for information and a complete list of locations.  Second language and high school equivalency classes.  In-person and online.


Putnam / Northern Westchester BOCES, Continuing Education
(914) 248-2414
https://www.pnwboces.org/Adult-Continuinged/Adult-Literacy.aspx
Registration Fee:  $40
Classes are offered at a number of location s in northern Westchester; including Peekskill, Carmel, Yorktown, Ossining and Mt. Kisco.  Call for information and a complete list of locations. Second language classes.


Community Resource Center - Mamaroneck
134 Center Avenue
(914) 835-1512
https://www.crcny.org/adult-education--workforce-development.htmll
Registration Fee:  $20
Morning and evening classes available.  Second language and high school equivalency classes.


Pace University, English Language Institute, Pre-Academic English Program
78 North Broadway, Aloysia Hall
White Plains
eli@pace.edu
(212) 346-1562
pace.edu/eli/programs/pre-academic-english-program
Fees:  Tuition, books
For international students wanting to complete a degree in the U.S. but concerned about their English proficiency.  NYC campus and online.

RSHM (Religion of the Sacred Heart Mary) Life Center
32 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow
(914) 366-9710
https://rshmlifecenter.org/Default.asp?page=english-classes
Registration Fee:  $10  Workbook Fee:  $23
Classroom second language instruction and online offered; mornings and evenings.

Westchester Community College English Language Institute
Gateway Center GTW, Room 243, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
(914) 606-7889
https://www.sunywcc.edu/continuing-ed/esl/
Fees:  Registration and FSA Fee once per semester
Available at different locations around Westchester. Second language classes.

White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue, White Plains
(914) 606-5656
whiteplainslibrary.org/english-classes/
Registration Fee:  $22  Book Fee:  $18
Virtual classes for a variety of literacy levels.  Second language classes.


PROGRAMS - BRONX AND NYC

Lehman College, Adult Learning Center, ESOL Program
250 Bedford Park Blvd., West Bronx
(718) 960-6914
Email:  info.alc@lehman.cuny.edu
lehman.edu/institute-literacy-studies/alc/programs.php
Morning and evening classes.  Basic literacy and second language literacy.

Literacy Partners
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 1102, New York
(212) 725-9200
Email:  class@literacypartners.org
https://literacypartners.org/our-classes
Free online classes.  Basic and second language literacy; as well as high school equivalency classes.

New York Public Library
https://www.nypl.org/events/classes/english
Free virtual classes in many locations.  Basic and second language literacy.

SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center
1666 Bathgate Avenue, Bronx
(718) 530-7039
Bronxeoc.org/register.html
Tuition-free programs upon meeting basic eligibility criteria.  Classes in High school equivalency and second language literacy.

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