English as a Second Language (ESL)



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About the ESL Program

Our ESL program excels through its low teacher-student ratio and wealth of immersion opportunities outside of class. Drop-in conversations, one-on-one and small group practice sessions occur daily. Workshops ranging from everyday survival to job search skills, and strong partnerships with other local organizations, help students integrate into everyday life. Students are encouraged to take an active role in the community as citizens, parents, and workers. We introduce students to varied cultures with emphasis on our own local culture, not only in the classroom, but also in informal settings, such as our potluck luncheons.

Under Title II program, students are eligible for free core and reading/vocabulary classes. Students must make an appointment to take a placement test before enrolling. They will be guided to appropriate core and enrichment classes. Free child care is available. Please inquire when registering.

Our Princeton ESL program offers a comprehensive educational program, with over 30 English courses in basic literacy, core classes (which includes reading, writing, listening and speaking), as well as skill-specific classes like conversation, pronunciation, grammar,  and American culture.

For more information about the ESL program and to register for classes, contact Heledona Katro, Director of ESL and Literacy Programs at HKatro@ywcaprinceton.org or 609-497-2100 x306