English Language Programs
These English Language Programs at the New Brunswick Free Public Library are made possible in part by the American Library Association's COVID Library Relief Fund. The English Conversation Cafés are made possible through a partnership with The Conversation Tree: Community-Based Language Partnerships, a program created by Rutgers Graduate School of Education and The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service.
Virtual English Conversation Group
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, from August 23 to December 13, 2021, via Zoom.
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, from August 24 to December 14, 2021, via Zoom.
This conversation group is for adult language learners with at least an intermediate level in English. Adult learners can improve their English language skills through an integrated literacy curriculum and the use of "real-life materials." The goal of this program is to support further education and workplace training.Register
English Conversation Café
In-person: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, from September 3 to December 17, 2021, in the library's community room.
Virtual: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, from October 7 to December 2, 2021, via Zoom.
(There will be no class on Friday, October 29. There will be no class on November 25 or 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday.)
The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult language learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in one-on-one or small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators discussing a variety of topics.Register
The New Brunswick Free Public Library has partnered with The Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County to offer Citizenship Classes.
12-week in-person class starts October 5, 2021: Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Do you need to improve your English and pass the Citizenship Test? Do you need help with your Naturalization Application? This free Citizenship class is available for beginner and intermediate English learners who are legal Permanent Residents (Green Card holders). During the class, you will work with certified teachers and dedicated tutors to improve your English. The teachers are Board Certified to represent you with your citizenship case.