English Language Classes


Literacy Coalition adult education partners

north side learning center

Visit the Northside Learning Center to learn more about how to get the help you need to continue your education.

Onondaga-cortland-madison (OCM) BOCES

Free in-person GED classes, high school equivalency programs, and learn English for speakers of other languages.

Onondaga county public libraries (OCPL)

See how the library can help with reading and writing, using literacy software and basic apps, and other resources.

syracuse city school district (scsd)

SCSD has classes to get your GED, learn English as a new language, and more offered in-person, remote, and hybrid.

English language learning providers

Learn more about the different adult education providers in our area.


100 New St., Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 420-2355

Literacy CNY’s mission is to provide adults in Central New York with the literacy tools and skills that they need to be contributing, productive, and engaged members of the community. Phone: (315) 420-2355.

501 Park St., Syracuse, NY 13203

(315) 378-4825

The North Side Learning Center provides core programming is beginning English language instruction for adults and simultaneous homework help, academic enrichment, and tutoring for their children. These services are offered to refugees and immigrants and are free. Phone: (315) 378-4825 x102. Email: northsidelc@gmail.com.

110 Elwood Davis Rd., Liverpool, NY 13088

(315) 453-4455

OCM BOCES offers flexible programming for English language learners, including reading and writing instruction. Phone: (315) 453-4455. Email: adulted@ocmboces.org.

447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 435-1835

The Onondaga County Public Library's Adult Literacy Program offers a variety of materials and services in support of our mission to assist our adult learners in becoming "information literate," and to help them on a path to lifelong learning. OCPL provides English language learning materials for self-study, English conversation groups, Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) study, and specialized tours. To schedule a tour or get more information, please call: 315-435-1835.

422 Gifford St., Syracuse, NY 13203

(315) 667-3011

Partners in Learning, Inc. (PIL) offers a variety of adult learning programs to assist emergent bilingual adults (17+) achieve their personal and professional goals. PIL supports each adult in their efforts to become productive workers, entrepreneurs, consumers, and engaged citizens. Phone: (315) 667-3011. Email: info@partnerscny.org.

100 New St., Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 472-0130

Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) offers intermediate English as a second language classes as well as job training.

Refugee Assistance Program: 516 Prospect Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208, (315) 435-5801

The Syracuse City School District offers both the Refugee Assistance Program (RAP) and English as a new language instruction at the West Side Learning Center.

West Side Learning Center: 422 Gifford St., Syracuse, NY 13204, (315) 435-4013

The Syracuse City School District offers both the Refugee Assistance Program (RAP) and English as a new language instruction at the West Side Learning Center.

700 University Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210

(315) 443-8571

Students who want to succeed in English benefit greatly from English Language Institute courses. The core program at the ELI is Academic English, designed for students who are conditionally admitted to Syracuse University, students who wish to study at another university in the United States, professionals who would like to improve their English to better succeed in their careers, and other individuals who would like to learn English intensively. Phone: (315) 443-8571.

501 Park St., Syracuse, NY 13203

(315) 471-1446

The Learning Place provides one-on-one and/or small group tutoring for out of school teenagers ages 16 and older and adults who are referred to the program. Provides reading skills at any reading level, tutoring in math for college entrance, group TABE, and HSE preparation, money-management classes, job resume assistance, basic computer skills, and English as a Second Language. Business Line: 315-471-1446 Email: director@thelearningplace.org.


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