English as a Second Language: ESOL Associates of Rochester, NY


Every Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 pm. JOIN US free via Zoom.
To join our online English class, email us. We will email you the Join Zoom URL for our next class.

For more information on how to join our free online Zoom classes, see our Free Online Classes page.

Welcome to EAR
Free English classes for immigrants in Rochester

Namaste! ¡Buenos días! Ni hau? Is English your second language? Let us help you learn English.

Namaste Ni hao

We teach English to immigrants and refugees in the Rochester area. Students of all ages and from all countries are welcome. Whether you are new to America or have been here several years, you are welcome. All classes are free.

By improving your English speaking, reading, writing, and literacy, you can communicate better with your children's teachers, get a better job, make important phone calls, enjoy U.S. culture, understand the news, and make your life in America better.

Have you lived in America for a few years but you worry your English is not good enough to get the job you want? Is your English not strong enough for you to shop, bank, or talk to your children's teachers, read a newspaper, or read a book in English? Do you want to speak, read, or write English better? Come join us on Saturday mornings, Thursday evenings, or Tuesday evenings. We will help you practice speaking, reading, and writing English.

Free Classes, ESL Program

We have three free classes every week. You can join one class or more than one.

Wednesday evenings 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Irondequoit Library
Thursday evenings 5 p.m.-6:45 p.m. at the Maplewood Library
Saturday mornings 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Maplewood Library

Locations and maps:

Maplewood Library
1111 Dewey Ave., Rochester, NY 14613
Phone: 585-428-8220

Irondequoit Library
1290 Titus Ave.
Rochester, NY 14617
Phone: 585-336-6060

A typical class has 8-15 students and is led by 2-3 experienced teachers. Some students come regularly each week. Others attend a few times and are helped with other resources to move forward.

All classes are free of charge. New students are welcome and do not need to register in advance. Classes focus on speaking English in daily life. Although the class is oriented toward moving adults quickly into mainstream America, supervised children and motivated teenagers with beginning language skills are welcome and do well in class.

The traditional Sanskrit greeting, Namaste, includes putting the hands together as a sign of respect and welcome. It is one of many greetings in the many languages spoken by our students. We welcome new students and we welcome you!

Learn more about attending our classes

Contact Us

Contact us today at lauren@livingonweekends.com.