ESL Learners

English as a Second Language Classes ( E.S.L)

Foreign language speaking adults who are Cliffside Park residents and wish to learn and/or improve their English language skills may apply for free instruction at the Cliffside Park library.

We offer one-on-one tutoring sessions, group classes, and Conversation Circle (Cliffside Park residency is not needed for Conversation Circle).

Our adult students and their instructors meet weekly at a mutually convenient time to study the basics of reading, writing, and conversation as well as grammar and pronunciation.  (Please note that there is small workbook fee for those classes using workbooks that then are yours to keep).

Applications to register for ESL tutoring are available at the Library’s front desk and at the Library’s Information Center. Please complete the application and leave it at the Library’s front desk.

Our ESL Coordinator will review it and call or email you to set up a personal meeting to discuss your needs and when you are available to take classes. Please be advised that there may be a waitlist for available tutors and/or classes.

Submit an Application for ESL Tutoring

To submit the application electronically, click on the box below.


Spanish for Beginners

Free English language classes are also available through Greater Bergen Community Action. Please call to make an appointment for registration and placement testing. A copy of social security card and proof of address is required. Call 201-366-1020 x7236 for more information.

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The mission of the Cliffside Park Public Library is to provide quality services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities through books and a variety of other formats to meet the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs and interests of its diverse and changing population.

The Library is a forum for all points of view and adheres to the principles of intellectual freedom as expressed in the Library Bill of Rights formulated by the American Library Association.

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