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Important announcement: save the date and join us on December 6

RLP's Changing of the Guard celebration and fundraiser

December 6, 2PM-4PM; 9th floor Tower, Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive

English language skills open new doors to education and employment for refugees, asylees and immigrants. Please support our fundraiser by purchasing tickets.


Riverside Language Program
can give you the skills
to help you

The Riverside Language Program offers free classes of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to documented recently-arrived immigrant and refugee adults from all over the world who are currently living in New York City.

Our intensive ESOL classes (5 hours a day) encourage adults to make rapid progress in English, allowing them to participate more fully in American life in the shortest possible time.

We also serve as a site for professional development and training for teachers interested in ESOL Best Practices with a specialty in Silent Way and Counseling Learning approaches.  We offer monthly Observation Days as well as six-week Teaching Practicum opportunities.

The Riverside Language Program has been commended by New York State as a model program for ESOL and profiled in The New York Times.



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