Workplace Literacy: Students in workplace literacy programs can study English at the job site before or after their shift, or during a regularly scheduled break. They can build vocabulary based on their jobs and the work environment and improve their ability to communicate with co-workers and supervisors.
– Comfortex Window Treatments in Maplewood is forming a new class for beginning English speakers. The class will meet in two sessions: 1st Shift – class from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM; 2nd Shift – class from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. The class will begin in September and run continuously throughout the year. Each class could have 10-12 learners.
– Blasch Precision Ceramics in Menands needs an instructor for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 7:30-8:00 PM for 4-5 ESL learners and from 8:00-8:30 PM for one Basic Literacy learner.
Community-based ESL: Students attend classes in their own neighborhood for ease of access and convenience. They set their own goals with the assistance of the instructor and each session combines reading, writing, listening and speaking.
– The beginning-intermediate class at Watervliet Public Library would like to add a session on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 PM. This class of 8-10 women learners (almost entirely from Afghanistan) has met each Monday night for more than 18 months. The goal is to extend conversation practice on Tuesdays using grammar introduced in the Monday night session.

If you would like more information about any of these group opportunities or if you have other questions, please contact Linda at (518) 244-4650 or