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Local English classes & tutoring

Free classes & tutoring

Literacy Volunteers of America
10 Pine St, 1st fl
Morristown, NJ 07960
(Mon. & Wed. 9AM-2PM) (Tues. & Thurs. 9AM-7PM) (Fri. closed)
Students must be over 18 years old and live or work in Morris County. They must also be planning to remain in the U.S. permanently, and be able to commit to meeting their tutor for at least one hour a week for a minimum of one year. LVA programs outside of Morris County are listed here (select "find a program").

Morris County School of Technology
400 E. Main Street
Denville, NJ 07834
NJ State Department of Labor: designed to improve the quality of English language and literacy skills of the foreign born adult student. Classroom activities will cover English language skills, survival/life skills, workforce/employability skills, and family literacy.
Classes: fall and spring semesters, Boonton, Dover and Morristown High Schools and Morris County School of Technology.

Urban League of Morris County
13 1/2 James Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
973 539-2121
Classes: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-8:30PM
The course includes instruction in grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Helps students of all ages engage in acaademic and conversational English.

Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest/Emigre Resettlement Center
111 Prospect Street
East Orange, NJ 07017
Over 15 nationalities served in this multiethnic program. ESL classes to improve language skills are offered on five different levels. Students must have legal status in the U.S. to participate.

El Primer Paso
29 Segur Street
Dover, NJ 07801
ESL classes run 3 mornings a week from September to June. Fees for tuition, registration and books. People registered for these ESL classes can take the citizenship classes for free.

Instruction for a fee: Local Adult Schools
(Call for a catalog or view the catalog online. Most adult schools have a fall & spring semester.)

Adult School of the Chathams, Madison & Florham Park
33 Green Village Road, Room 12, Madison, NJ 07940

Morris Hills Regional District Adult High School
48 Knoll Drive, Rockaway, NJ 07866

Morris School District Community School
Frelinghuysen Middle School
West Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Parsippany-Troy Hills School District
Parsippany Adult and Community Education (PACE)
140 Littleton Road, Parsippany, NJ 07034

Instruction for a fee: College

County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869
Phone: 973-328-5000
English as a Second Language courses: Reading, Writing, Conversational English
This program is designed for students whose native language is not English, but who already have some fundamental knowledge of English as determined by a placement exam administered on the CCM campus. This academically oriented curriculum provides international students with the linguistic knowledge appropriate for college studies.

Instruction for a fee: Organizations

Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs
95-97 Bassett Highway, Dover, NJ 07801
No ESL classes. Programs focus on transportation, home weatherization, personal computer training, social services, job counseling, immigration, citizenship, notary services and health education.

Wind of the Spirit (Viento del Espiritu) Immigrant Resource Center
19 Market Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
973-538-2035 (Maria Vargas)
Donation of $25/week for classes meeting Monday-Friday. Students may enter classes at any time.

El Centro Hispano Americano/Plainfield
525 East Front Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Assists the immigrant communities including Hispanic, French West Africa, Eastern European, and the former Soviet Union. Includes ESL classes and serves Morris, Union, Somerset, Middlesex and Hunterdon Counties.

Instruction for a fee: Commercial Language Schools

Berlitz Language Center
47 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901
BerlitzEnglish program provides language training for the everyday world by using real-life scenarios in the classroom and with course materials. Also has English instruction for children.

Uceda English Institute
30 N. Morris Street
Dover, NJ 07801
ESL for adults. Dover location specializes in students from Central and South America. Other locations have TOEFL and computer classes for entry level positions where computer skills are required.

For additional schools see the Morris Area yellow pages using the words “Language Schools.”

Classes for international college students

English Language Programs
Lists ESL programs in universities and boarding schools in the U.S. and Canada. The programs can be searched by language, level of instruction, and location. The Web site can be viewed in different languages.

English Language Schools in the U.S.A.
Over 1,000 American ESL institutes, schools and programs offering English as a second language. The directory can be searched by location and program. Each program's Web site can be viewed in a student's native language.

Organizations helping non-English speaking people (no ESL classes)

First Call for Help
Call 211 or 1-800-HELP-555 for questions and referrals for social services in Morris County. Helps non-English speaking people get comprehensive health and human service information. Website has online directory which includes ESL services.

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List compiled by: Donna Burkey
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20 November 2014