Free ESL Classes

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)

  • Workplace Readiness

Contact (609) 597-9399 for more information about ESL classes at the St. Francis Center.


Ocean County Library Branches

  • Lakewood Branch – Please contact (732) 636-1435 for class availability and hours.
  • Lacey Branch – Please contact (609) 693-8566 for class availability and hours.

 

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
(732) 255-0400


Learn English Online – Free

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 Practice Tests & Homework Help

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.


Books, CDs, and More

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.”


Learn How to Read – Help is yours for Free!

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.