ESL Programs

Henry Street has ESL classes for those who want to learn English to find a job or who just want to learn English language skills to improve their quality of life.

ESL-Job Readiness Program

The ESL-Job Readiness Program at the Workforce Development Center provides English language learners (ages 18 and up) with opportunities to improve their English language skills while preparing to find a job.

English Language Job Readiness classes are for intermediate and advanced level participants.  In addition to working on their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, participants learn how to:

  • Fill out job applications
  • Write resumes and cover letters
  • Practice interviewing
  • Search for jobs
  • Plan for a career
  • Resolve conflicts at work
  • Communicate with supervisors and team members

After a job is secured, we continue to help participants keep their jobs and advance in their careers

ESL Basics Classes

Henry Street offers beginner level English language instruction for individuals simply seeking to learn English. Our most basic levels teach the words and phrases needed to live in New York City. Students learn words related to transportation, health/medical and commerce/business.

Information for both ESL programs:

Please attend an orientation at our office at 99 Essex Street. Orientations are held every Friday at 1 p.m.  Potential students will take an oral test to determine which class is the right fit. Classes are held during the day at 99 Essex Street.

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