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English language learning

English for Speakers of Other Languages by NYC Department of Youth and Community Development | Multiple providers

Actively recruiting

Improving English skills

Adults, Young adults, Immigrants

No fixed amount of time, Varies

Last updated 4 days ago

This free program helps New Yorkers learn English.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes help students to improve their English language communication skills.

Who it's for

Programs provide services to New Yorkers who are:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school
  • Unable to speak, read and/or write the English language well enough to participate in education or training programs conducted in English


The schedule varies with each provider.

Language Access

Services can be provided in other languages.

Next Steps

Find and connect to programs by visiting Discover DYCD. To find a provider on Discover DYCD:

  • Type in the Keyword Search “English for Speakers of Other Languages” to find a list of providers
  • Filter based on where providers are located
  • Reach out to providers directly by phone or email to learn more about their programs and how to apply