English as a Second Language Program

Different leveled  ESL classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings for a semester of eighteen weeks. A one-hour per week citizenship class is also available to take for a semester of fourteen weeks.  Students can join any time.


The curriculum includes basic grammar, conversation, reading and writing, everyday English life skills, speech proficiency, idioms, and various cultural aspects of the English language in a small, supportive and friendly class environment. The citizenship class includes basic US history and preparation for the citizenship test.

How to Join:
Interested students are asked to take a basic placement test, which is available at all times at the reference desk. Please take the test and return it –including your name and telephone number- to the librarian and the instructor will contact you to discuss the results within the next few days. You may also e-mail the program’s college instructor, Anthony Forte, at  NutleyLibraryESL@outlook.com for more information.


Books are included in the tuition fee.

  • Two 2 hour classes (4 hours per week)  for a total of 18 weeks:
    A one time fee of $150.
  • One 2 hour class (2 hours per week) for a total of 18 weeks:
    A one time fee of $75.
  • Citizenship Class, one class per week for a total of 14 weeks:
    A one time fee $50.

Thank you for your interest in our program!