ESL programs hosted at the Plainsboro Public Library (ALL FREE)
(Updated March 3rd, 2019)
ESL Conversation Class for Adults
Our ESL Conversation Class run by Eileen Sinett (www.speakingthatconnects.com):
Every Monday, 7 – 8:30 pm
Plainsboro Public Library
Community Room, 1st floor
Free to the public and no reservations required.
PALS Club @ Plainsboro Library
ESL ADULT Program
The PALS (Plainsboro American Language Social) club is for people to practice English and engage in cultural exchange.
Those interested can email Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. No registration required.
1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month: 6:30pm—8:15pm
Community Room on the 1st Floor
Upcoming sessions: 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18
On December 20th, our last session of the year, we will be watching a movie together to celebrate the holidays!
ESL Writing Class
Our ESL Writing Class runs in multi-week sessions and requires registration.
This is a writing-focused class for those who already have a good grasp on English.
It takes place on the 2nd floor in the History Room.
The current session runs from Jan 9th – March 13th, 2019 on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and is currently full.
If you speak and understand English but have trouble writing – whether it is a note to your child’s teacher or an email to co-workers – register for this class at the Plainsboro Public Library!
Study the basics of written English, including sentence structure, verb tenses, prepositions, idioms, and more. Learn about different kinds of writing — from school reports to creative writing.
The course will include in-class writing projects, as well as group exercises and some homework. Students should be prepared to attend all class sessions and to complete homework assignments.
ESL Pronunciation Class
The library’s ESL Pronunciation Class takes place on Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, March 5th – April 23rd, and requires registration. (REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY FULL. Sign up here to be added to the waiting list.)
This is a pronunciation-focused class that takes place on the 2nd floor in the History Room.
Taught by Cindy Gordon of the Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey, this class features an interactive format that will include an emphasis on consonants, vowels, syllables, word stress, the rhythm of sentences, intonation, and more. Sessions will include exercises, games, and lots of practice!
Other local ESL resources
Literacy New Jersey (provides free one-on-one ESL tutoring and group ESL classes of various levels): https://literacynj.org/mercer-county/mercer-county
(Student positions are currently full. Call 609-587-6027 starting in August 2019 to be added to the waiting list!)
New Jersey ESL programs compiled by the New Jersey State Government, updated as of 2016: http://www.state.nj.us/education/bilingual/esl/resource_guide_adult_english.pdf
Mercer County Community College (paid classes): http://www.mccc.edu/ccs/2018/ccs_program_esl.shtml
– Registration for the next session of classes begins on November 12, 2018.
Middlesex County College (paid classes):
ESL resources for WW-P school district parents (English/中文): http://www.west-windsor-plainsboro.k12.nj.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3592907&pageId=5838742