Thursday, February 28, 2013


Directory of ESL Courses
at Plainsboro Library and in the area

Join us for a free weekly conversation class every Monday 7—8:30pm in the Library's Community Room on the 1st floor. Perfect for those who know the grammar but just want to USE it!!

No registration required.

The following is a list of literacy service providers who offer classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) in Middlesex and Mercer counties. Some programs are free, others may charge a fee or tuition. Please call the provider to learn about any fees or eligibility requirements for their programs. For additional offerings in Middlesex County go to for current information.

Literacy Volunteers of Mercer 609-587-6027 Volunteers provide free, confidential literacy one-on-one or small group tutoring services to adult residents at a variety of locations including public libraries, workplaces, churches and retirement homes in Mercer County and Plainsboro.

Mercer County Community College MCCC’s noncredit ESL program at the West Windsor Campus offers affordable noncredit grammar and vocabulary classes. The program is designed for students who want to improve their English proficiency but who are not enrolled in a degree program at Mercer and do not plan to pursue a degree. For more information about registration for Non-Credit ESL courses, please contact the conference center at 609-570-3311.

Princeton Adult School 609-683-1101

Courses are open to all adult residents of Princeton and its neighboring communities. Classes are held at various locations in Princeton. Courses are 10 weeks in length and offered in the fall (starting in January) and the spring (starting in September.) ESOL classes are offered at six levels—beginning to advanced. Students learn conversational American English and review practical grammar, idioms, and vocabulary. There are also courses that are designed to give students the opportunity to practice spoken English, build colloquial vocabulary, and enhance listening skills. For upper-level ESOL students there is a course which addresses pronunciation problems.  

YWCA Princeton 609-497-2100,ext. 306.

The Princeton YWCA’s integrated English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is open to both women and men and is designed to present a well-rounded experience for all levels of language skills. Its mission is to empower its students to interact with confidence and enjoyment in the larger community. The program teaches language skills through class work and homework that integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing.