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English language classes and adult basic education for age 21+ from NYC DOE

NYC DOE English as a Second Language Classes by NYC Department of Education (DOE) District 79

Actively recruiting

Services Provided High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Improving English skills, Adult reading, writing, and math

Eligibility Everyone, Adults, Immigrants

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Varies

Last Updated Last updated on May 31, 2022

This free program helps New Yorkers learn English.

The Department of Education has free, online English classes for New Yorkers ages 21 and older. Learners can build their English speaking and reading skills. The DOE also offers Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HSE), and Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes.

Who it's for Who it's for

To be eligible, you must:

  • Live in New York City
  • Be 21 years or older
  • Not have a U.S. high school diploma or equivalency (HSE)

You do not need a social security number or documentation to take these classes.

Duration and Length Duration and Length

The schedule depends on the student’s needs.

Next Steps

You can enroll using the online enrollment form.