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English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Do you need help learning English?  This program is intended for immigrants who live in the Chathams and surrounding areas to improve their English language skills, to help them work and fully participate in the American life.  The program is free and taught by experienced volunteer teachers via Zoom.

Our fall session is running from September 27 through November 18, 2021

Update as of 9/27/21: all groups are currently full, and any new registrants will be placed on a waiting list



Beginners:  Wednesdays, 9/29-11/17, 10-11 am.  Teacher: Payal S

Advanced Beginners:  Wednesdays, 9/29-11/17, 1:30-2:30 pm.  Teacher: Amy G

Intermediate & High Intermediate:  Mondays, 9/27-11/15, 7-8 pm.  Teacher: Amy L

Advanced:  Thursdays, 9/30-11/18, 9-10 am.  Teacher: Steven C

Register here


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Volunteering for ESL

If you would like to volunteer as a tutor, please contact Deborah Fitzgerald at 862‑246‑6341 or email

Tools for ESL Learners

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Mango Languages Library Edition
(website and mobile app)

English Courses

English learners can develop their speaking skills through English courses created to accommodate over 20 source languages.
** To access this database for free, you must have a Chatham library card. **



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Rosetta Stone Library Edition
(website and mobile app)

Learn English with Rosetta Stone.

Click here for printable instructions on using the Rosetta Stone Library Edition on the mobile app.

**To access this database for free, you must have a Chatham library card or card from another NJ library that subscribes to the database through the NJ State Library.**

ESL Links

Useful Internet sites for ESL Learners

Activities for ESL students
Designed by a teacher for teachers, this site has many activities for practicing English skills that relate to timely news topics. RealPlayer must be installed on your computer to access.
For English language learners and children of any age who want to practice language skills through fun games and puzzles.
A world of resources for learning English.

Interesting Things for ESL students
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL). This project of The Internet TESL Journal ( has thousands of contributions by many teachers.

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