Adult Education

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes

Most of our ESOL classes are women-only in order to provide a culturally sensitive learning environment in which students can feel most comfortable. Mixed gender classes are also available. The classes focus on many aspects of learning English, and cater to the needs of our students, varying from basic literacy to forms of professional language and conversation practice. Emphasis is placed on self-efficacy and language for day-to-day interactions. Classes run from 9:30am to 12:30pm Monday-Thursday. The majority of classes are held at Beit al-Maqdis at 6202 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11220. There is also an evening class at the Arab American Association of New York for Beginner level students from 6 to 9pm.

Registration for all classes is now closed. For available spaces in our winter classes, please register at Beit al-Maqdis on December 20th from 10am-1pm.

We currently offer multiple levels of ESOL in addition to other classes, some of which are new this year, including:

Literacy 1 & 2 | Beginner 1 & 2 | Intermediate | Conversation | Advanced

Students are required to register for open spaces in the class. A placement exam is administered to each incoming student. Please email Susannah Gund at Susannah@ArabAmericanNY.org or call the Association for more information.


CIVICS & NATURALIZATION TEST PREPARATION

We offer one-on-one preparation for the United States Citizenship Exam. We teach American history, government and culture, and prepare clients for the speaking, reading, and writing portions of the test.

Please contact Fatima Chowdhury at programassociate@arabamericanny.org or call the Association for more information. 

Adult Education Coordinator, Susannah Gund, trains volunteer teachers and interns on classroom management and games to engage students.

Adult Education Coordinator, Susannah Gund, trains volunteer teachers and interns on classroom management and games to engage students.