St. Francis Center
The St. Francis Center of Brant Beach, Long Beach Island coordinates ESL classes for adult students at various locations throughout Ocean County. Other programs administered by the center include:
Adult Basic Education
Preparation for a High School Diploma (GED)
Contact (609) 494-8861 ext. 185, or (732) 551-2270, for more information about ESL classes at the St. Francis Center.
Ocean County Library Branches
Ocean County College
Ocean County College will provide free counseling and testing to assess the needs of students whose first language is not English.
Ocean County College
1 College Drive
P.O. Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754
The Ocean County Library offers free language classes.
You can learn English and other languages by using the following databases:
You will need a library card to use these resources. Free cards are easy to get! Visit your nearest library branch.
Free grade level lessons in various subjects in addition to practice tests for GED and the U.S. Citizenship. Online tutor service is available.
Free lessons and practice tests for GED, HiSET, TASC and U.S. Citizenship. Lessons for building your reading, writing, grammar, math and speaking are available.
Take a practice ESL, GED, or U.S. Citizenship test online. There are many tests for you to practice online for free!
Free classes about writing in English including grammar, composition, and more. This resources also includes basic speaking and research skills.
ESL materials are available through the Ocean County Library system. Check your branch for availability. The Ocean County Library has books, compact disks, audio cassettes, and videos you can borrow.
Hint: When using the library’s catalog, search under the subject heading “English language---self instruction or English language---study and teaching.”
Literacy New Jersey – Ocean County Programs
Volunteer tutors will help adults learn how to read and write at no cost to the student. Literacy New Jersey also provides assistance to the non-native speaker of English.
The Ocean County Chapter of Literacy New Jersey is located on the Ocean County College campus. Contact (732) 864-9646 for information.
Volunteer with Literacy New Jersey – Volunteers are always needed!
Volunteer tutors will be trained by Literacy New Jersey. Training materials are provided for the tutor by Literacy New Jersey in Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Volunteer tutors must be able to commit to tutoring for one year.
Volunteer tutors meet with their students in a public setting, such as a library.
A tutor does NOT need to know a foreign language and does NOT need a college degree.
If you have a question and can't find the answer, please contact us.