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.

Register for one or more English Language Programs using this link. Download a general program explanation here (en español aquí) and the current class schedule here (en español aquí). If you need more information on any of these programs, please direct your messages to Kavita Pandey at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.

The online registration form (link above) is for all English Language Programs currently provided by the library. Please call call/text 732-659-4359 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or requests for more information.


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.

The online registration form (link above) is for all English Language Programs currently provided by the library. Please call call/text 732-659-4359 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or requests for more information.


Citizenship Classes

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.

To register, please call John Tello at 732-777-1940 (se habla Español). Please note that proof of vaccination is required to attend this class. Feel free to call librarian Kavita Pandey at 732-745-5108 x29 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.