CUNY Adult Literacy
Locations
"This program has taught me to value education. It has also taught me to value myself as an intelligent person."
Victor,
ESOL student,
The Bronx
"The most important thing I could tell a new immigrant is to enroll in these classes because it is very helpful to any person who needs to look for work in the U.S. For me, it is a big help."
— Carlos, ESOL student, Manhattan

Free ESOL, BE, and GED classes are offered at CUNY's 14 campuses mornings, evenings, and weekends. Registration is ongoing throughout the year. If you are interested in registering, or would like more information, follow these steps:

  • Find the borough where you want to attend classes.
  • Find the campus nearest to you.

When you find the campus you want, you will see the address of the program, a phone number to call for more information, and travel directions. Call the program before you go to make sure they offer the kinds of classes you are interested in.

Manhattan
Borough of Manhattan Community College

Address:

Continuing Education, Literacy Dept.
25 Broadway, 8th floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 346-8890

 

Travel Directions:

Take the 4/5 to Bowling Green or the 1 or R to Rector Street. Go to the 8th floor.

Hunter College
ESOL only — no GED

Address:

Department of Curriculum and Teaching
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 772-4620

 

Travel Directions:

Take the 6 to 68th Street and Lexington. You will be in front of the college. Go to the West Building, Room 1031.

City College of New York

Address:

Community Education Center
138th Street and Convent Avenue
Shepard Building, Room 2
New York, NY 10031
(212) 650-7312

 

Travel Directions:

Travel Directions: Take the 1 train to 137th Street and Broadway. Walk east two blocks and cross Convent Avenue. You will be on the campus. The Shepard Building will be on your left.


Bronx
Hostos Community College

Address:

Adult Learning Center
560 Exterior Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 518-6723

 

Travel Directions:

Take the 4/5 or 2 trains to 149 Grand Concourse. Walk west (towards the river) to Exterior Street, which is three blocks west of Grand Concourse.

Bronx Community College

Address:

Division of Continuing Education
Gould Residence Hall, Room 410
181st Street and University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 289-5834

 

Travel Directions:

Take the 4 train to Burnside Avenue. Walk up Burnside Avenue to University. Cross University and make a right. Walk two blocks. The campus will be on your left. Gould Residence Hall is the first building on your right once you enter the campus.

Lehman College

Address:

The Adult Learning Center
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Old Gym, Room 019
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 960-8807

 

Travel Directions:

Take the 4 or the D trains to Bedford Park Boulevard. Walk west along Bedford Park Boulevard until you come to the campus. The Old Gym is across the Plaza from the Music Building.


Queens
LaGuardia Community College

Address:

Adult Learning Center
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Room E-249
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-5380

 

Travel Directions:

Take the 7 train to 33rd Street. When you get out, walk two blocks to the E Building on the corner of Thomson and Van Dam Street. Go to the second floor, Room E-249.

 

Address:

Center for Immigrant Education and Training
29-10 Thomson Avenue
Room C-239 East
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-5460

 

Travel Directions:

Take the E, M or G trains to 23rd/Ely, Court House Square. Walk 10 minutes up Thomson Avenue. Cross Skillman Avenue and enter the C Building on your right. Go to the second floor, Room C-239.

York College

Address:

York College Learning Center
94-43 160th Street
Classroom Building
Room CL-104
Jamaica, NY 11451
(718) 262-3860 or 3861

 

Travel Directions:

E, J, & Z Trains terminate at Parsons-Archer/Jamaica Center. Exit your train at the easternmost exit (159th & Parsons Blvd) and walk one block east. Cross under Long Island Rail Road trestle (160th Street) and use the entrance on your right at the traffic light. Parsons/Archer - Jamaica Center is served by the following bus lines: Q4, Q5, Q25/34, Q30, Q31, Q42, Q44, Q54, Q65, Q83, Q84, Q85, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, N4.

Queensborough Community College

Address:

Department of Basic Skills
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
(718) 631-6363/6371

 

Travel Directions:

Take the 7 train to Main Street Flushing, then the Q27 bus to Springfield Boulevard and 56th Avenue. Or, take the E or J to Parsons and Archer Boulevard, then take the Q30 bus to Springfield Boulevard. The Basic Skills Department is located in the Humanities Building, Room 324.

 

Address:

CUNY Center for Higher Education
39-07 Prince Street, 2nd floor
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 640-9235

 

Travel Directions:

Take the 7 train to Main Street, Flushing. Walk to Roosevelt Avenue and make a right on Prince Street. Make a right on Prince Street to 39-07 (Prince Center). Go to 2nd floor to CUNY Center for Higher Education.


Brooklyn
Kingsborough Community College

Address:

2001 Oriental Boulevard, T231
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 368-4870

 

Travel Directions:

Take the Q/B to Brighton Beach, or the F to Avenue X, then transfer to the B1 bus to KCC. Walk across the campus to the Temp 2 Building; go to roomT231.

New York City College of Technology

Address:

The Adult Learning Center
Division of Continuing Education
300 Jay Street, H Building (mailing address)
25 Chapel Street, 4th Floor (actual address)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 552-1140

 

Travel Directions:

Take the A or the F to Jay Street Borough Hall. Walk down Jay Street to Chapel Street. Make a right on Chapel Street and walk until you find #25. Go to the 4th floor.

Medgar Evers College

Address:

Adult & Continuing Education
1534 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 804-8874
(718) 804 8880 GED Hotline

 

Travel Directions:

Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 trains to Franklin Avenue, and walk one block on Eastern Parkway to Bedford Avenue. Look for the entrance on Bedford Avenue above the Chase Bank.

Brooklyn College

Address:

Brooklyn College Adult Literacy Program
2900 Bedford Avenue
0118 Ingersoll Hall
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 951-4117

 

Travel Directions:

Take the 2 or the 5 to the last stop; Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College. When you get out of the subway, you will be on Flatbush Avenue. Cross Flatbush Avenue and walk in the direction of the spire. Once you reach the campus, ask for directions to Ingersoll Hall.


Staten Island
College of Staten Island

Address:

Adult Learning Center
2800 Victory Boulevard
Building 2A, Room 201
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 982-2174

 

Travel Directions:

Take the S62 bus to the front of the College, then take the Loop Bus to Building 2A. For driving directions, call the office.