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English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

The next session of ESL classes starts on Tuesday, May 11!

Free ESL classes are held online via Zoom in small groups, conducted by volunteer tutors under the guidance of LEARN Associates.

Classes will meet once a week for 8 weeks:

Tuesday classes: May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Thursday classes: May 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1

BEGINNERS:  Thursdays 11 am – 12 pm

BEGINNERS+:  Thursdays 6 – 7 pm

INTERMEDIATE:  Thursdays 12:30 – 1:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE:  Tuesdays 2 – 3 pm

ADVANCED:  Thursdays 2 – 3 pm

You will be assigned to a class depending on your English language skill level.  The number of students in each group is limited to no more than 7.

You will need a computer with internet, audio and video capabilities.  Everyone who wants to improve their English language skills is welcome!




Volunteering for ESL

If you would like to volunteer as a tutor, please contact Assistant Director Galina Natenzon at 862‑246‑6037 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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