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


Every Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm via Zoom.

New: Summer Program, July and August, 2022. Free for students who live in or near New York State.

You must live in or near New York State to qualify for our Summer Program. Students from Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts will also be considered for our free Summer Program. We might consider students from other states.

To join our free online Thursday English class, email us your name, what country you are originally from, and where you live now.

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.

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.