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We sadly have to turn away many documented immigrants who enter our lotteries for places in our classes. Your support can help more people join us and advance their prospects as new New Yorkers. Please consider helping us continue this vital work - your contribution will be most gratefully received.

NEW - For students with an advanced level of English who want to prepare
for the TOEFL test, Riverside Language Program is now running 
a TOEFL preparation class.


Riverside Language Program
can give you the skills
to help you

three decades of success

The Riverside Language Program offers free classes of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to documented, recently-arrived immigrant and refugee adults from all over the world who are currently living in New York City.

Our intensive ESOL classes (5 hours a day) encourage adults to make rapid progress in English, allowing them to participate more fully in American life in the shortest possible time.

We also serve as a site for professional development and training for teachers interested in ESOL best practices with a specialty in Silent Way and Counseling Learning approaches.  We offer monthly Observation Days as well as six-week Teaching Practicum opportunities.

The Riverside Language Program has been commended by New York State as a model program for ESOL and profiled in The New York Times.




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