For English Language Learners
Employment Readiness and Life Skills
ABOUT ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
Are you a new resident of the U.S.? Have you been in the U.S. for years and need to improve your English skills? Our 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.
Hundreds of students from all over the world come to us every year to take the first step to a stronger, better future in the United States with our enjoyable, informative, tuition-free classes. Our ESL classes concentrate on employment readiness with funding from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Residents of Bergen County and neighboring counties
Non-native speakers of English
Any adult age (18 and up)
Adults who are authorized to live, work, or go to school in the U.S.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Our beginner, intermediate and advanced ESL classes help you learn the language of the USA, American culture, and customs.
English language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening, including vocabulary, conversation, and pronunciation
Life skills: banking, shopping, using community resources, etc.
Job readiness: Job search skills, interviewing skills, resume building, etc.
Community involvement: civics, guest speakers, and field trips
Our classes are tuition free.
The program is funded by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Four 10-week cycles per year.
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
235 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
263 Lafayette Ave
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
HOW TO ENROLL
To enroll in the program you will need the following documents:
Social Security card (if you have one)
Photo ID (for instance, driver’s license or passport)
Proof of address (Driver’s license or utility bill)
FOR MORE INFORMATION,CALL
973-685-0005 x7150 or 201-366-1020 x7236
The program is funded by a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development
This class is very useful and interesting for me. I met many students from other countries and we have a
lot of joy. Thank you for this opportunity.
I want to say thank you to GBCA for these great ESL classes. Our ESL class life is coming to an end, but my gratitude for you will not end. I truly appreciate and value everything I have learned. Thank you for teaching me to love English. Now, I'm not afraid to speak with people and I can also go to an interview and get a job. I can do it! I will do it!