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English as a Second Language

We are a country of immigrants. Whether your ancestors have been here for generations, or you have only been to the United States of America for a short time the library has classes and reading material for you! Our library offers a selection of fiction and nonfiction books in other languages including Polish and Spanish.

But did you know that your your library can connect you with resources for improved adult literacy and English language learning? We have an Adult Learning collection that features books, and DVDs to help with your reading, language, and writing skills.

English Classes & Tutoring

We also offer an English Conversation Class that meets once a month. We call this class “Crossroads Cafe”, this informal class allows you to enjoy the company of other English language learners and practice your conversation skills. You can find the date of the class in our newsletter or you can view it here.

The Lindenhurst School District also offers English night classes. For more information click here.

Another option to ask for a one-on-one tutor from Literacy Suffolk. Literacy Suffolk provides tutoring to adults who:

  • are at least 16 years of age and out of school.
  • want to improve their reading and writing skills
  • need to improve their basic English conversation skills and understanding of American culture.

All student applicants are interviewed and evaluated. Referrals to other programs are made as needed.

Tutoring is FREE.

  • You will be tutored at a nearby library for 2 to 3 hours a week.

How to apply:

  • Complete the application online or send it to our office:

                       Literacy Suffolk, Inc.

                       627 North Sunrise Service Road

                       Bellport, NY 11713

Additional Adult Literacy & Language Resources

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Adult Learning Center
Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!

This resource, provided free for NYS residents by The New York State Office for New Americans, has options for both learning on a smart phone app and over the phone. Cell-Ed offers an English on the Go Course, a Skill Builder reading and writing course, a Work Readiness course, Civics and Government course, live coaches, and much more. Courses can be completed in only a couple minutes a day. Click here for links to the app store and pin.

Literacy Suffolk
Apply for a English Language or Literacy Tutor to assist you one-on-one with your language and literacy goals

Using only your library card, take English language (or other language!) learning courses from the privacy of your own home, learn more here!

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