Old Bridge Library offers ESL classes

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General ESL classes will be held at the Central Branch of the Old Bridge Library from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning on Feb. 5, and from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings beginning on Feb. 6.

Both classes are available to Old Bridge residents only, and generally end in mid-May.

Registration begins on Jan. 14 and must be done in-person at the Adult and Information Services Desk at library, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, corner of Route 516 and Cottrell Road.

Classes are free and are taught in small groups by trained volunteers.

The library hosts a potluck meal on the last day of class, where all students and tutors are encouraged to bring a dish representative of their country of origin, and eligible students receive a Certificate of Achievement.

In addition, the Library has partnered with Literacy NJ to provide ESL classes at the Laurence Harbor branch from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  from Saturday, Feb. 2 to June 22. Students will practice speaking, reading and writing in English. 

A children’s craft will be offered during class time. 

In-person registration will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Jan. 18 at the Laurence Harbor branch, 277 Shoreland Circle, Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge.

For more information, call 732-906-5456.