Adult ESL Resource List

PS 102

ADULT CONVERSATION CLASS at PS 102 Starts 10/10/23.

We will meet on Tuesdays from 9:00am-10:30am in the auditorium. No registration is necessary. The DOE requires that any adult entering the building show a picture ID. This class is for parents and guardians who can speak or read some English – all are welcome to try it out – call Margaret Sheri at 718-748-7404 x 2323 for more information – or just show up!

Arab-American Association of NY
7111 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Many levels, day and evening classes. FREE
(718) 745-3523  Citizenship and GED too! or

Brooklyn Chinese-American Association
5006 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 438-0008 FREE.

Brooklyn College, Adult Literacy Program
0118 Ingersoll Hall, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (718) 951-4117 FREE. College-level classes are also available for tuition.

Brooklyn Public Library - Office of ESOL
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
FREE at various levels day and evening. Fall and Spring & Winter classes are offered at the Bay Ridge Branch and other area branches. Enrollment for winter classes is open 11/7-12/30 at the following address:

Department of Education: Brooklyn Adult Learning Center : SEE
FREE classes in ESL and other topics at 475 Nostrand Avenue and throughout Brooklyn.
Brooklyn: 718-638-2635 and 718-622-3000
Must register in person M-Th 9am-8pm or F-S 9am-2pm

Kingsborough Community College
Continuing Education/ESL Office
2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 368-4870. FREE. College-level classes are also available for tuition.

Long Island University / English Language Institute
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201-8423
(718) 488-1323 FEE, financial aid available if qualified.

Lutheran Healthcare: Family Support Center
6025 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 630-7150 FREE
Walk in to register 9am-5pm M-F
also Basic Ed/ GED Classes at 199 14th St. (call 718-768-0778)

St. Andrew The Apostle Church
6713 Ridge Blvd.
Call: (718) 680-1010
FREE classes Tue/Thurs. 9:30-11:00am

Turning Point Educational Center
132 32nd St  (718) 360-8186
Also: Basic Ed, Pre-GED & GED classes
Stop by M-F 10am-4pm to register


DIAL 311
- NYC INFORMATION in 9 languages

Dial-A-Teacher Program. Homework Help by Certified Teachers in 8 languages. Monday to Thursday 4-7pm
(212) 777-3380


DuoLingo or other “Learn English” apps for phone/tablet
Microsoft Translator or other apps for translation
PBS (Channel 13-1, 13-2, 21) for TV shows or


Check the parent information board in the lobby for notices translated into Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Russian and Urdu.  REMEMBER – you can always ask a PS 102 staff member to help you find an interpreter or access the over-the-phone service offered by the DOE. We have a large school with many languages and we are working to improve communication each day – please let me know how we are doing!  Our web site can also be translated into any language see: and

Margaret Sheri, Parent Coordinator
                                                             updated   10/8/23