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Local Providers

English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
These ESOL classes provide students with a safe place to practice reading, writing, and speaking English. The classes are free and open to the public. To register, contact Literacy New York Greater Capital Region at 518-583-1232. Thursdays: Nov. 3-Dec. 29 (no session Nov. 24) 9:30-11:30 am.

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Local Albany-area English as a Second Language (ESL), General Equivalency Diploma (GED), and literacy providers.

Foreign Languages

The Translator's Home Companion
Useful site for translators, interpreters, students of foreign languages, and those in need of translation services. Includes links to grammars and dictionaries (general and specialized) in many languages, directories of translators, translation services and professional organizations. Provides information on translation software and educational resources and conferences.

English as a Second Language

Dave's ESL Cafe
If you are learning English as a foreign language or second language, there are resources scattered about the Web, but few sites do as good a job of bringing them all together as this one. It has links for both students and teachers, including job listings.

Learn English at 1-language.com ESL Center
Free, comprehensive ESL Site including forums, realtime chat,jobs, grammar, helplines, multi-lingual content - and much more!

CAL Solutions
Useful site for ESL practitioners. Provides information on ongoing research into ESL and database of annotated ESL resources on the Internet for educators and practitioners.


Comprehensive portal resource for both ESL students and practitioners. The site contains links to materials for reading, writing, and speaking English.

TOEFL Online
The official web site for Test of English as a Foreign Language programs and services.

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