English Language Programs
Our library is proud to offer many opportunities for adult emerging bilinguals who are interested in improving their English language skills. A registration form for all adult English Language Programs can be downloaded here to be printed, completed, and returned to the library. A list of our adult English Language Programs can be downloaded with this link o en español aquí; a schedule of the programs can be downloaded here, o en español aquí.
English for Beginners
Fall 2019 cycle: September 30 - December 12. Registration required.
*NEW* Exploring English through Storytelling
Wednesdays, October 2 through November 20, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Exploring English through Storytelling is a pilot program designed in collaboration with Rutgers Graduate School of Education for adult intermediate speakers of English. Interactive class sessions will explore popular children’s literature in English as we write stories and build vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and grammar skills. We will discuss stories, analyze narrative elements, and develop both our written and oral storytelling voices.
English Conversation Group
Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The New Brunswick Free Public Library provides a recurring English Conversation Group on Tuesday evenings. The goal of this program is to provide English language conversation practice to support further education and workplace training. Adult learners can improve their English language skills through an integrated literacy curriculum and the use of "real-life materials." Participants must be age 18 or older and have at least an intermediate understanding of and ability to speak English.
To join this English Conversation Group, please complete a registration form and bring it with you on the evening you would like to attend.
English Conversation Café
Fall 2019: Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Monday evenings Sept. 30 - Dec. 2; Wednesday mornings Sept. 18 - Nov. 20; and Friday mornings Oct. 4 - Nov. 22.
The Conversation Café is an informal conversation group for adult language learners. Participants engage in one-on-one or small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators discussing a variety of topics. Conversation Facilitators are prepared to facilitate intercultural conversations through academic courses and professional development offered by the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Participants must be age 18 or older. All levels welcome.
This program is made possible through a partnership of the New Brunswick Free Public Library and 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.
Teen Conversation Café
Saturdays, October 5 - November 23, at 3:00 p.m.
This program is possible thanks to a partnership with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
JFS ESL/Citizenship Classes
October 7 – December 23, 2019; January 6 – March 23, 2020; April 6 – June 22, 2020, & July 6 – September 28, 2020.
Mondays* at 5:30 p.m. (*Some Mondays during these date ranges are holidays for which the library is closed; no meeting will take place on those dates.)
Do you need help preparing for your Naturalization interview? Learn what you need to know in order to pass your exam. The Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County offers Citizenship Classes at the library! These classes provide opportunities to learn about U.S. government and U.S. history and to improve English language skills, while preparing for the Citizenship Exam. Immigration and Citizenship application assistance provided as well.
Please call the JFS office at 732-777-1940 with any questions and to register.