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ESL Conversational Classes

We sponsor 3 semesters of English as a second language conversational classes. Our Spring, Fall, and Winter 10-week classes are designed for people who are at the 'advanced beginner' and 'intermediate' level who want to join others in a lively hour of conversational English on a variety of topics. 


Classes are taught by experienced tutors. You'll receive friendly advice on common usage, learn vocabulary and explore common idioms. Drop in for one class or attend the full 10-week semester.


Classes are held Wednesday nights (except during the summer) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hoboken Public Library.

See the Library calendar for dates.


Read our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Did you know?
  • Friends has sponsored this program for 20+ years

  • Last year, we had 86 students from 24 different countries

  • Some of the most unique countries represented last year were Turkmenistan, Kazakstan, Sudan, Bulgaria and Singapore.



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The last class of the semester is a party where everyone brings a dish representative of their native country.

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Students and tutors enjoying the last class

—Maya Angelou, I Shall Not Be Moved

We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.

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