For Youth Entering Post-secondary Education

Basic Skills and

English as a Second Language

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
  • Residents of Bergen County and neighboring counties

  • Non-native speakers of English

  • Recent high school graduates who are authorized to live, work, or go to school in the U.S.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Our Basic Skills and ESL classes help you fine-tune the English language and American culture, and customs.

  • Academic English language skills: fine-tune reading, writing, speaking, and listening, including vocabulary, conversation, and pronunciation

  • Post secondary school and job readiness:  Discovering college resources, stress and time management, job search skills, interviewing skills, resume building, etc.

  • Life skills: banking, shopping, using community resources, etc.

 
EDUCATION & TRAINING CENTER STATUS: 
NOW ENROLLING FOR ONLINE CLASSES IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2020!​
TO START THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
ABOUT BASIC SKILLS AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

Are you a recent high school graduate?  Are you preparing to attend a post-secondary school and need to improve your English skills?  Our Basic Skills and ESL instructors will help you with all aspects of the English language so you can feel more comfortable communicating, working, and living in the United States.

 

 Our tuition-free Basic Skills and ESL classes concentrate on post-secondary education readiness.

Greater Bergen Community Action
COST

Our classes are tuition free.

The program is funded by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

SCHEDULE
  • Starting August 2020

  • Classes take place two days a week, for three hours each

  • Morning and evening sessions are available

  • Space is limited to 20 students per class

LOCATIONS

Palisades Park:

Palisades Park Public Library:

257 Second Street

Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Advanced level

Monday and Wednesday 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Garfield:

541 Midland Ave

Garfield, NJ 07026

Beginner level

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Monday and Wednesday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Intermediate level

Monday and Wednesday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm

Cliffside Park:

263 Lafayette Ave

Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

Beginner level

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Intermediate level

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, classes will be held online via video conference until further notice. 

HOW TO ENROLL
  1. Fill out the form below and someone will call you within 5 business days to walk you through the application process. 

  2. To enroll in the program you will need the following documents:

    1. Social Security card

    2. Photo ID (for instance, driver’s license or passport)

    3. Proof of address (Driver’s license or utility bill)

 

Register now, as space is limited.

FOR MORE INFORMATION,CALL:

Garfield classes:

(973) 685-0005 x7150

The program is funded by a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Cliffside Park or Palisades Park classes:

(201) 366-1020 x7236

 
Greater Bergen Community Action

Greater Bergen Community Action is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit Community Action Agency. Established in 1967, Greater Bergen is part of a nationwide network of poverty-fighting enterprises which were established as part of the nation’s effort to address the intractable and persistent problem of poverty in America.

Information

Contact Us

GBCA Headquarters
392 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-968-0200

 

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Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 22-1818014