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

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

If you qualify, we will add you to our waiting list. When you reach the top of the waiting list, we will email you the Zoom URL for our next class.

More Information about Our Free Online Classes

Because of the coronovirus risk, libraries are not currently open for or ideal for class meetings. Instead, we are holding free online classes.

Our online Zoom classes meet every Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All students in the Rochester, NY area are welcome. We welcome all previous students and also all newcomers.

Students who live far outside of the Rochester, NY area or outside of the United States are unfortunately no longer accepted. We do make exceptions for students who are only temporarily outside of Rochester. For example, if you are visiting family abroad for a few months but you will be returning to Rochester for school or a job soon, we can admit you while you are living abroad.

We have a waiting list. The wait may be two weeks or several months. Students are added to the waiting list in the order in which they email us or respond to any questions we email them. We try to give you an estimate after you email us.

How to join us for free via Zoom

We use free Zoom software online. You can download it to your laptop, tablet, or computer for free, from Or you can download it from your app store. You do not have to sign up with an account on Zoom to join our classes!

Zoom does not work well on cellphones for our classes. You will not be able to see what we are doing very easily. Please plan on using a laptop, tablet, or computer if you want to be admitted to our classes.

All you then have to do is email us or contact us with your email address. We may ask you a few easy questions, such as "Where are you from?" As soon as you answer the questions, we will add you to the waiting list. When you reach the top of the waiting list, we will email you the Join Zoom URL for our class. All you then need to do is click that Zoom url when the class time starts. You'll be taken to our Zoom class. All free.

Questions? Email us.