1 Updated: 3/31/2015 *Informations are subject to change, please contact program for most updated information* If information needs to be update please contact Manhattan Free and Low Cost English Classes Program Name/ website Address/Directions Contact Class Information CUNY: City College Community Education Center CUNY: Hunter College Spell & COPE Programs CUNY: Borough of Manhattan Community College College of Mount Saint Vincent (Institute for Immigrant Concerns) Upper West Side Convent Ave. and 138th Street Subway 1, to 137th St. City College Upper East Side West Building (68th and Lexington) Room Subway 6 to 68th St. Hunter College Lower Manhattan 199 Chambers St. Room s Subways 1,2,3,A,C to Chambers St Midtown 4 West 43rd Street, 5th floor (212) Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (up to level 6). Classes are in 2 cycles: Sept Dec. and Feb. June. Enrollment, registration, assessment and placement take place one month before the beginning of each cycle. Classes are 3 4X/wk. Call in August to register for Cycle 1 and in January for Cycle 2. (212) Cost: SPELL program is free. COPE program is $40. Parents of preschool/school age children only (only parents of school aged children) (documentation required: school records and birth certificate). Saturday classes only. (212) Cost: Free program and tuition based program ($ /10 weeks) (212) For refugees and asylees only (bring I 94 and Social Security card). (Or must be 17+, receiving TANF or have a Green Card for 5 years and have small children). Also for low income U.S. citizens. Classes begin every two months. Various levels for adults 18+. Morning and evening classes.
2 Agudath Israel of America Adult Education (COPE Institute) Lower Manhattan 225 Broadway 2nd floor Subway 2,3,4,5,A,C to Fulton St./ Broadway/Nassau (212) Ext. 101, 104 or 110 Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Many Russian speakers. The International Center of Catholic Charitiess Community Services 80 Maiden Lane 14th floor New York, NY Subways 2/3 to Wall Street or 4/5, J/Z, A/C to Fulton Street Elaine Roberts (646) archny.org Scholarship and paid programs. Open classes, conversation partners, structured evening classes beginning in October Day and evening (limited) classes. Catholic Charities Community ServicesRefugee Resetlement Department 1011 First Avenue 12th floor Hannah Nugent (212) Alianza Dominicana at IS 143 Washington Heights 515 W. 182nd St Subway 1 to 181st (212) Beginning levels. Cycles are Sept. Dec. and Jan. June. Childcare available. Waiting list. No summer classes. Children s Aid Society at IS 218 Washington Heights 4600 Broadway (at 196th St.) Subway A to Dyckman (212) Call after 3PM Beginning and intermediate levels. Children s Aid Society at IS 90 Washington Heights 21 Jumel Place Subway A,C, 1 to 168th Street (212) Call after 6 PM Beginning and intermediate levels. Classes begin in early October. Evening and Saturday courses. Chinese American Planning Council ny.org 220 Church Street Suite 1329 Subway to RW to City Hall, AC123 to Chambers Street (212) ext. 555 Basic level classes (in Chinese and English) and levels 1 4 for adults 17+. Classes in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Daytime, evening and Sunday classes. Classes begin in July, October, January and April. Call one month before course. Free classes, $25 35 book fee.
3 Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. Chinatown 70 Mulberry Street 3rd floor Subway to Canal St. (212) ext. 235 Evenings (718) Beginning and intermediate levels (levels 1 4) for people 16+. Classes M F 9 12 noon. Bring proof of address. Courses run JulyDec. and Jan. June. Ongoing enrollment. Call to add name to waiting list. The Door: A Center of Alternatives, Inc. Soho 555 Broome Street (between Varick and 6th Avenue) Subway A/C/E trains to Canal Street C/E Spring Street 1 Canal Antoinette Washington (212) ext Classes for youth ages th grade reading level required. Counseling and advocacy outside of class available in Spanish, French, Haitian Creole. Courses include citizenship preparation and management skills. Dominican Women s Development Center Washington Heights 359 Ft. Washington Avenue Subway A to 175th (212) Beginning levels, literacy for Spanish speakers, computer, and citizenship classes. Free classes (small donation requested. Classes begin every 2 months. Day and evening classes. Classes 2 days/week. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House E. 70th Street Subway 6 to 68th Street Hunter College (212) Free. Four levels (two levels in Summer) From beginner to advance. Classess begin in January, April, July and September. Meet twice a week, 2.5 hr each class for 9 Weeks. New Heights Neighborhood Center Washington Heights 216 Ft. Washington Ave. (at 168th St.) Subway A,C,1 to 168th (212) Must be Morning and evening classes. Call for more information.
4 Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp. Washington Heights 76 Wadsworth Avenue, 4th Floor Subway A to 175th 1 to 181st, Bus M100 (212) ESOL literacy level through level 6. Fall term (Sept. Dec.), Winter term (Jan. March), Spring term (April June). (Summer classes available for students already enrolled at NMIC. No new students are admitted in the summertime.) Day and evening classes available. Also, citizenship, GED (English and Spanish), computer and conversation classes. Call to add name to waiting list. (6 9 month wait) University Settlement Society of NY Lower East Side 184 Eldridge Street 2nd floor Subway F,J,M to 2nd Avenue, Delancey Street, Bus M15 to Allen and Delancy Streets (212) Beginning, intermediate and advanced for adults 18+. Daytime, evening and weekend classes. Course runs Sept. June. Union Settlement Adult Education Program East Harlem 237 E. 104th Street Subway 6 to 103rd Bus M101, M102 (212) Literacy, beginning and intermediate levels (levels 1 4) for adults 18+ and GED preparation in English, French and Spanish. Daytime and evening classes. Classes begin in Oct. and Feb. Childcare available in daytime. YMCA ELESAIR Project Various sites around the city. See website for more information. Website: center/elesair.shtml
5 Bronx Free and Low Cost English Classes Program Name/ website Address/Directions Contact Class Information CUNY: Bronx Community College Adult Basic Education CUNY: Lehman College Adult Learning Center Highbridge Community Life Center CUNY: Hostos Community College Adult Basic Education University Heights Gould Residence Hall, Rm. 410 (intake office in Rm. 212) 181st St. and University Ave. Bronx, NY Subway 4 to Burnside Ave Bus BX 3, 40, 42 Kingsbridge 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West Old Gym Rm 019 Bronx, NY Subway 4, B, D to Bedford Park, Bus BX 22, 9, 10 to Lehman College South Bronx 500 Grand Concourse 208 A Bronx, NY Subway 4, 5, 6, 2 to Grand Concourse (718) Cost: Free Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced classes (through Level 5). Adults 19+. Morning and evening classes meet 2 3X/week. Classes begin in September, January, April and June. (718) Cost: Free Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced (through level 5). Adults/youth 17+. Documentation not required for admission. Waiting list closed. (646) Cost: Free Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced and GED (Spanish and English) classes for adults 18+. Morning, afternoon and evening classes. Call for more information. (718) Cost: Free Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced classes (levels 1 4) for adults 19+. Mornings and evenings 2X/week.
6 South Bronx Overall Economic Morrisania 555 Bergen Avenue Bronx, NY Subway 2/5 to 149th and 3rd. Bus 4, 19, 2, 15, 55 to 149th and 3rd. (718) Cost: Free Levels 1 4 and GED Classes begin in September, January and March. Morning, afternoon and evening classes. Ongoing registration, but you must attend orientation first. Orientations Monday Thursday at 8 AM. Need ID, proof of address, social security number and birth certificate. See website Brooklyn and Staten Island Free and Low Cost English Classes Program Name/ website Address/Directions Contact Class Informations Adult Literacy Program at Brooklyn College Fifth Avenue Committee Turning Point Midwood 2900 Bedford Avenue 0118 Ingersoll Hall Carroll Gardens/Red Hook 294 Smith Street Subways F/G to Carroll St., Buses 75 or 71 Union St. Sunset Park th Ave Subway R to 53rd St (718) Website Not accepting students at this time (718) Adults 19+. Day classes: women only. Evening: men and women. Levels1 4. Waiting list. Ongoing enrollment. Call for more information. Classes begin in January, April and September. Levels 1 3 in the morning. Call for more information and to be placed on the waiting list.
7 Educational Opportunity Center, BK (SUNY) Cobble Hill 111 Livingston St Subway M/R2/3/4/5/A/C/F to Borough Hall (718) Adults 18+, NY State Resident (must have lived in NY for 1 year +) and income documentation. Call for information. Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst Bensonhurst 7802 Bay Parkway (between 78th and 79th Street) Subway D to Bay Pkwy Buses : B6, B82 to Bay Pkwy. (718) x120 Natasha Khomchenko x 121 Daytime free. Evening classes level 1 free, level 2 + $35. Courses are 3 months long. (Many Russian speakers) CUNY: NYC Technical College Adult Learning Center Downtown Brooklyn 25 Chapel Street 4th floor Subway A/F to Jay Sreet (718) Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes for people 17+. Office open 9 5 M F. CUNY: College of Staten Island Adult Learning Center 2800 Victory Boulevard Building 2A Room 201 Staten Island S62 Bus to front of college and then take the Loop Bus to Building 2A (718) CUNY: Kingsborough Community College Maura Clarke Ita Ford Center Manhattan Beach 2001 Oriental Blvd. Room T Bushwick 138 Bleecker Street (718) Cost: $120/10 weeks. M/W or Tue/Thur. Classes 6:45 9:45 PM. Saturday classes. (718) Levels 1 5. Mornings. Courses run from Sept. to June. Register in person anytime M Thur. (Spanish GED and computer classes, too.)
8 New Horizons Adult Education Bedford Stuyvesant/Bushwick 75 Lewis Ave Subway J/M to Myrtle Avenue. Buses : B 15 (718) Beginning levels only. Morning and evening classes Need photo ID, proof of address and be 18 years old +. Ongoing registration M TH 9 6 PM and Fri. 9 AM 1 PM Haitian Americans United for Progress Linden Blvd. Cambria Heights Subway E train to Jamaica Center and Q4 bus (718) Different levels available at the various sites. Must register in person. Polish and Slavic Center Greenpoint (2 locations) (347) Beginner level only. Morning classes meet 2X/week. Intake in January and September. Project Reach Youth/Project Crossover (classes held at Lutheran Family Health Center) Park Slope th Avenue. (718) Levels 1 3. Meet mornings, afternoons or evenings 2/week. No documents required. Counseling, parenting classes, citizenship and Family Literacy also available. Call to place name on waiting list Ridgewood Bushwick Senior citizens Council Bushwick 217 Wyckoff Ave.,1st fl Subway L to Dekalb Ave. M train to Knikerbocker. Buses : B38, B52, Q55 and B18 (718) Beginning classes for adults 18+.
9 Shorefront YM YWHA Brighton Beach 3300 Coney Island Ave Subways B/Q to Brighton Beach. Buses 68 and B1. (718) ext. 363 Immigrants and refugees ages 19+. Many classes available in the mornings and evenings. Courses last 2 3 months. See website for more information (Many Russian speakers) Brooklyn Chinese American Association CAMBA Adult Education Program Sunset Par k th Ave No subway nearby. Buses B11, B70 East Flatbush 885 Flatbush Avenue (and Church Ave.) 4th floor Subway B or Q to Church Ave., Bus 35 (718) Beginning level classes for adults 18+ and seniors. Day and Saturday classes. (718) Levels 1 4. Adults 18+. Classes 4 days/week, 3.5 hours/day. Classes begin every 3 months. Call for more information about registration. Astoria Catholic Migration Services Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens th Street 2nd floor Brooklyn Sister Kathleen (718) Ext. 106 Cost: $65. Beginning and intermediate classes in Bensonhurst, Greenpoint and different parts of Queens. Courses are 8 weeks long. Meet 2/week from 7 9:30 PM. Imani House 76A Fifth Avenue Brooklyn (718) Call Terri between 11 AM and 2 PM Classes Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 6 8 PM. Free classes but $20 registration fee. Ongoing enrollment.
10 Medgar Evers College Adult Continuing Education Crown Heights 1150 Carroll Street Room Subways 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Ave. (718) Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes Jewish Community Center of Staten Island (718) Evenings (718) ext. 250 Queens Free and Low Cost English Classes Program Name/ website Address/Directions Contact Class Information Queens Educational Opportunity Center, (SUNY) (in conjunction with York College) CUNY: York College Learning Center CUNY: LaGuardia Community College Adult Learning Center Jamaica Archer Avenue Subway E,J,Z to Jamaica Center/ Parsons/Archer Jamaica rd Street Room C 104 Subway E to Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer then walk to 160th Street and turn right Long Island City Thomson Ave. Rm. E 249 Long Island City Subway E,F,G,R,N, W,7 Bus: A60, M32 to Queensborough Plaza/Queens Plaza (718) Ext Cost: $20 deposit for books Levels: Beginning and Intermediate for people 17+ with low income. Handicapped accessible. Bring proof of income, address and SS card. Must be literate in native language and in US 1 year. ESL not always available. Call for current information. (718) Cost: Free Must be 17 years old. Register Mondays 5:30 7, Tuesdays 10 2, Thursdays 9 1, Fridays 9 3. Bring one piece of ID to registration. Waiting list. (718) Cost: Free Levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced (levels 1 6) Daytime and Evening Classes Long waiting list
11 Queens Community House La Asociacion Benefica Cultural Fr. Billini Aspects 27 Inc. Beacon Program Catholic Charities Community Center Forest Hills/Jackson Heights th Ave. 4th floor, room 21 Jackson Heights Subway 7 to 74th Street Corona th Ave. Corona, Subway 7 to 103 Street Bus Q23 to 104 St. & 37th Ave. South Ozone Par k Rockaway Blvd, JHS 226 (Room 117A), South Ozone Park Subway A to Rockaway Blvd. Astoria Astoria Blvd. Astoria Subway N/W to Astoria Blvd. (718) Cost: Free Levels: Daytime, afternoon and evening classes. Classes begin every 2 months. (718) Beginning Begins in October. Register at the end of September. Call at the beginning of September for information. Classes meet 2 times per week (Mondays and Wednesdays) (718) Cost: Free Levels: Beginning and Advanced for adults 18+ Open 11AM 10PM Beginning: Thursday 1:30 8:30 PM Advanced: Tuesday 5:30 8:30 PM (718) Ongoing enrollment Astoria Catholic Migration Services Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens th Street Brooklyn Courses held in Bensonhurst, Greenpoint, Richmond Hill and Far Rockaway, Corona Sister Kathleen (718) ext. 106 Cost: $65 Levels: Beginning and intermediate Courses are 8 weeks long. Classes are 2X per week from 7 9:30PM. Various sites in Brooklyn and Queens. Dominico American Society of Queens Corona, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights th Street Corona Subway 7 to Junction Blvd. (718) Office hours: 11:30 7:00 Cost: Free Levels 1 3 (computers, GED and citizenship classes, too) Call and put name on waiting list. Federation of ItalianAmerican Organizations of Queens Astoria st Ave. Astoria Subway N/W to Ditmars Blvd (718) Call for information. Jewish Community Council Main Street Flushing (718) Levels: Beginning, Intermediate
12 and Advanced level ESOL and civics.at various locations. Day and evening courses available. Open enrollment Call for locations and times Flushing Y Korean/International Program Flushing Northern Blvd. Flushing Subway 7 to Main Street, go to 138th Street and Northern Blvd. Bus Q13, Q28 (718) ext. 136 (for evening course call 6 9PM T or TH) at (718) Cost: $120 for 8 weeks Levels: Beginning and Intermediate. Picture ID required. Daytime, Saturday and evening classes available. Evening courses held at a different location. Haitian Americans United for Progress Cambria Heights Linden Blvd. Cambria Heights (718) call 1 9 PM Classes run from September to June (ongoing enrollment). Bilingual Creole English classes. Cost: $20 for books and registration fee. Project Beacon/HANAC, PS 19 Corona th Street. Corona Subway 7 to Junction Blvd. (718) Call M F 2 7PM for information Levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. Must bring SS# Queensborough Public Libraries Many classes, many locations (718) Cost: Free See flyers at library or visit website at Click on Your Community and Instruction and Classes and Learn English for more information Queens College/ESL Program Flushing Kissena Blvd. (Kiely Hall Room 111 1st floor) Flushing Subway F to 75th Avenue (718) Cost: $295+$20 registration fee.