English Classes

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

This page has been updated as of Thursday, December 19, 2019.
We will be continuously updating the ESL and Citizenship classes with spring semester information. If we do not have spring semester information available, please call the organization directly.

The following classes are FREE:

Carmen Arace Intermediate School
390 Park Avenue, Bloomfield, CT
(860) 286-2637
Classes start February 18, 2020.

Registration: February 4, 5 from 6-7:30pm.

Class times: Monday & Tuesday, 6-8pm

Note: Free to residents. Non-residents will be charged $10. Must bring ID and proof of residency in order to register.

(860) 622-5355
Classes start January 21, 2020.

East Hartford High School
869 Forbes Street, East Hartford, CT
Registration: January 7, 8, 9 at 4pm.

Class times:
Tuesday-Thursday, 6-9pm

Early Childhood Learning Center at Hockanum School
191 Main Street, East Hartford, CT
Registration: Thursday 1/9 and Friday 1/10 from 10am-12pm

Class times:
Monday-Friday, 9-11am

New Covenant United Methodist Church
16 Church Street, East Hartford, CT
Registration: Tuesday 1/7, Wednesday 1/8 from 10am-12:00

Class times:
Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30am-12:30pm

Note: Free to residents. Non-residents will be charged $25 upon registration.

Adult Education Center
110 Washington Street, Hartford
(860) 695-5840
Classes have started, but registration is ongoing.

Class times:
Monday-Thursday, 9-11:45am
Monday-Thursday, 6-8:50pm

Note: Registration requires a current photo ID and proof of Hartford address. Registration is ongoing.

Downtown Hartford Branch
500 Main Street, Hartford
(860) 695-6337

Registration: Registration for spring classes is now open. There will be a deadline posted as soon as one becomes available.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-11:30am (Starts January 14, 2020)
Saturday: 9:30am- 12:30pm (Starts February 8, 2020)

Note: You must have an ID that shows a Hartford address in order to register.

(860) 233-3853

Hartford Literacy Center
30 Arbor Street, Hartford

Class times:
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am-12pm
Monday & Wednesday, 6-8pm

Wickham Literacy Center at the New Covenant United Methodist Church
16 Church Street, East Hartford

Class times:
Tuesday-Friday, 12:30-2:30pm

Note: Registration is ongoing. Please call the number above to make a registration appointment.

Manchester High School
134 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT
(860) 647-5075

The winter trimester has started. There will be one more testing session on January 13, so make sure to register before then.

Class times:
Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-12pm
Monday & Wednesday, 6-9pm

Note: Free to residents. New students may register at the Adult Education Office on 555 Main Street 9am-3pm Monday-Friday with a photo ID.  All incoming students are required to attend an orientation and testing session, prior to class start date. Non-residents will be charged $75 upon registration.

New Britain Adult Education Center
183 Steele Street, New Britain
(860) 229-6106

Class times:
Monday & Wednesday 9:30-11:30am OR 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:30am OR 6:30-8:30pm

Newington High School
605 Willard Ave, Newington
(860) 667-5850

The fall semester has ended. Please check back soon for more information on the spring semester.

Note: Free to residents. Non-residents will be charged $10 upon registration.

(860) 561-6900

Charter Oak International Academy
425 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford

Class times:
Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm
Registration every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm in Room 216.

Elmwood Community Center
1106 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, Community Room

Class times:
*Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-11:30am
Registration every Tuesday at 9am in Room 212.

First Baptist Church
90 North Main Street, West Hartford

Class times:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 8:30-10:30am OR 10:30am-12:30pm
Registration every Wednesday at 10am in Room 101.

Smith School
64 James Street, West Hartford

Class times:
*Monday & Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Registration every Monday at 7pm in Room 16.

St. John’s Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, Community Room

Class times:
Monday & Wednesday, 9-11am
Registration every Monday at 9am in the Community Room.

Tuesday & Thursday, 6-8pm
Registration every Tuesday at 6pm in the Community Room.

Note: *Indicates free child care for children ages 4-10.

Faxon Branch
1073 New Britain Ave, West Hartford

One-On-One English Tutoring (Beginner & Intermediate)
Call (860) 561-8202 for more information and to set up a tutoring time.
Library Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 1-8pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am-2pm

(860) 687-2000 ext. 1273
Registration: January 27, 28, 29 from 9-11am at The Board of Education, Room 8 OR from 6-8pm at Windsor High School, Room A103. Classes start February 3, 2020.

Windsor Board of Education
601 Matianuck Ave, Windsor, Room 8

Class times:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 9-11:30am

Conversational English (Starts Monday, February 10, 2020):
Monday, 11:45am-12:45pm

Windsor High School
50 Sage Park Road, Windsor

Class times:
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, 6:00-8:30pm, Room A205/207

Note: Textbooks required for a refundable deposit of $25.

(Golden Door will be updating classes and times often, but schedules may change at any time, so please check with your specific class and location to be absolutely certain.)