You can find free classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages, basic reading and writing, GED test preparation, and career and technical education offered in locations throughout the City. These classes are open to everyone, and you do not need to show proof of citizenship.
Use the Find a Program search tool to locate programs in your neighborhood. You can define your search by type of service offered (ESOL, adult literacy, GED, or job training), borough, or ZIP code. Please remember that program offices are listed by borough, but they may have other classrooms throughout the City.
For more information about literacy and adult education programs in NYC, or visit 311 online.
|For Students & Alumni|
If you are a current student or graduate of an adult literacy or ESOL program, please visit our Students and Alumni page for information about adult education in NYC.
|For Teachers & Program Managers|
If you are an adult education teacher or program manager, please visit our Teachers and Program page for information and links to adult education resources.