English as a Second Language (ESL)

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) 

Buffalo Schools Adult Education Division offers over 50 ESL classes for non-native speakers who need to develop better skills in English. Classes run five days a week and are free of charge at 10 different locations throughout the city of Buffalo. We offer English language instruction for all levels of competency, from the low beginning level to advanced academic English.

 

Each class highlights speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English, with a concentration on vocabulary-building, conversation practice and grammar. Adults 21 and older can start anytime during the year.

Walk-in registration is offered at the Workplace Literacy Center at 160 Edward Street, Buffalo, NY 14201 716-887-3912 x200:

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 8:30 am-11 am

Monday/Tuesday/Friday 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Tuesday/Thursday evenings 5-7:45 pm


Morning, afternoon and evening classes available - see list for locations

 

 

TASC PREPARATION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS  

English language learners wanting to obtain their High School Equivalency diploma are offered this class five days a week to work on mastering the test while developing their English skills.

It focuses on skills specific to the TASC exam as well as general English academic skills applicable to all higher-education, such as reading comprehension, vocabulary expansion, writing mechanics, and essay composition.

 

Offered mornings and afternoons at the Workplace Literacy Center

 

 

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP)

College Level English for Speakers of Other Languages

This evening class is specially designed to help advanced level non-native English speakers prepare for college level academic English. Students interested in preparing for college entrance exams, such as TOEFL and the Accuplacer, will work towards developing a high level of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing for academic settings.

 

Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30-8:30 pm at the Workplace Literacy Center

 

 

ESL YOUTH CLASSES  

Buffalo Schools Adult Education Division also offers free ESL classes for English language learners 17-20 years old, looking for an alternative to traditional high school. Classes are divided into two levels (beginner-intermediate and advanced) and focus on HSE (high school equivalency) skills, incorporating TASC/Common Core content related to social studies, science, English, and math. Bus passes and free lunch provided.

 

Program runs five mornings a week at the Career Collegiate Institute

ESL Class Locations

Father Belle Center

104 Maryland St. at Busti - Buffalo, NY

716-843-4023

 

Career Collegiate Institute (CCI) (Youth ages 17-20)

756 St. Lawrence - Buffalo, NY

716-838-7404

Herkimer School

228 Albany St. - Buffalo, NY

716-884-0497

 

International Institute

864 Delaware Ave. - Buffalo, NY

716-883-1900

 

Jewish Family Services

70 Barker Street - Buffalo, NY

716-884-3067

Lafayette Community School

370 Lafayette Ave. - Buffalo, NY

716-816-4340

 

Matt Urban Human Services Center

1081 Broadway - Buffalo, NY

716-716-893-7222

 

Northwest Community Center 

155 Lawn Ave. - Buffalo, NY

716-876-8108

 

Response to Love Center 

130 Kosciuszko St. - Buffalo, NY

716-894-7034

 

Workplace Literacy Center

160 Edward St. - Buffalo, NY

716-887-3912

VISIT:

389 Virginia St.

Buffalo, NY 14201

CALL:

T: 716. 888. 7088 ext. 100
F: 716. 888. 7097

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