Graduation Day!

About Us

The Riverside Language Program offers free classes of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to immigrants and refugees 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.

Our newest New Yorkers celebrate graduation!