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Literacy & English as a Second Language   EN ESPAŅOL

Literacy Programs & English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources for Ocean County Residents

ESL Classes

Ocean County College will provide FREE counseling and testing to assess
the needs of students whose first language is not English.

     Ocean County College
     College Drive
     P.O. Box 2001
     Toms River, NJ 08754

The St. Francis Center of Brant Beach, Long Beach Island coordinates ESL classes for adult students at various locations throughout Ocean County. Other programs administered by the center include:

Adult Basic Education,
Preparation for a High School Diploma (GED)
Workplace Readiness.

CONTACT: 609-597-9399 for more information about Classes!

or click on this link Link to Current Brochure of Classes

Lakewood Community Services Corp. offers the Largest ESL Program in Ocean County
    Please contact 732-901-6001 for registration information.

ESL Classes available at Ocean County Library branches

Lakewood Branch — Please contact 732-636-1435 for class availability and hours.



Literacy New Jersey - Ocean County Programs
Volunteer tutors will help adults learn how to read and write at no cost to the student. Literacy New Jersey also provides assistance to the non-native speaker of English.

Literacy New Jersey
Located on the Ocean County College Campus

Please call: 732-864-9646 (Ocean County Chapter)
Fax: 732-864-9645

Volunteer with Literacy New Jersey ---Volunteers are always needed!

  • Volunteer tutors will be trained by Literacy New Jersey. Training materials are provided for the tutor by Literacy New Jersey in Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL).
  • Volunteer tutors must be able to commit to tutoring for one year.
  • Volunteer tutors meet with their students in a public setting, such as a library.
  • A tutor does NOT need to know a foreign language and does NOT need a college degree.


Learning Express Library - Take a practice ESL, GED, or U.S. Citizenship test online!
Many tests for you to practice online for free.

Books, Compact Discs and More!

ESL materials are available through the Ocean County Library system. Check your branch for availability. The Ocean County Library has books, compact discs, audio cassettes, videos, and cd-roms that may be checked out. 

Hint: When using the library’s catalog, search under the subject heading “English language--- self instruction or English language---study and teaching.

If you have a question and can't find the answer,

Researched and Compiled by S. Harrison
Updated 10/2011 A. Zebrowski



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