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Can you join our classes?

If you live in New York City and are an immigrant,
refugee or applicant for asylum, you could be eligible to enroll for English language classes at Riverside.

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

Riverside Language Program offers free classes in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to documented, recently-arrived immigrants, asylees and refugee adults from all over the world 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.  For this, we offer six-week Teaching Practicum opportunities.

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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