ESL Resources


U.S.A. Learns 

A free site that helps adults learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking, and life skills. Available in English and in Spanish.

La Mansion del Ingles
Free English courses for Spanish speakers, with grammar, vocabulary, and listening practice.

Internet TESL
ESL Links maintained by the Internet TESL (Teachers of English as a Second Language) Journal. An excellent array of materials for teaching and learning the English language.
Free website for learners and teachers of English.  Lessons, games quizzes, English language references sources, pronunciation and more.
A large collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics. Find English language reference materials, teacher resources, ESL tests, discussion forums, articles and language tools. Some functions do require a free registration.

Learning English Online
Links to many ESL learning sites for ESL learners and teachers.

Activities for ESL Students
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English. Includes bilingual tests for many different languages.

Interesting Things for ESL Students A fun site for learners of English as a second language offering Word games, puzzles, and quizzes.

Learning Express:  Skills Improvement with Spanish Instructions
Registration & library card # required. Short computer-based courses in Spanish covering grammar, math, reading, vocabulary & spelling, and more.

Mingoville, Free online English language learning program.  Mingoville uses interactive lessons, games, and activities help users of all ages gain knowledge of the language. The program’s personalized accounts track completed tasks and individual progress.

TOEFL Study & Testing

Information about the TOEFL from the Educational Testing Service.

TOEFL Testing Locations
Search for a TOEFL testing date and location near you for either the Internet-based Test (iBT) or the Paper-based Test (PBT).

Learning Express:  TOEFL Preparation

(under “College Preparation” Practice tests for the TOEFL iBT (Registration and library card # required.) General information about the Test of English as a Foreign Language.  Register for the test, find test locations and dates, and find out how to prepare for the test.
Before purchasing any study materials, consider visiting the library to find out about our available resources.

Books for TOEFL study


Free or Low-Cost ESL Classes



Adult Learning Center 
268 Baldwin Street
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
732-745-5300, X 4100
The following classes are offered free of charge: ESL (all levels), GED preparation, Basic Skills, Work Readiness.

East Brunswick Adult Basic Skills

East Brunswick High School
380 Cranbury Rd.
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
Office Hours: 8-3
Offers Adult Basic Skills, GED, Literacy: reading, writing, mathematics, Basic Skills: reading writing, mathematics (level above literacy), ESL & citizenship preparation.  Open to NJ residents 16 and up (not enrolled in public school.)  $10 registration fee required.  Contact Donna Guskind for appointment.

Literacy New Jersey  is an organization dedicated to working with adults who need help with reading, writing, math and speaking English.

Some of what they provide:  

One-on-one and small group tutoring for basic reading, writing, mathematics, and English language.  Small groups for practicing English conversation.  GED and citizenship classes.


In Middlesex County:
224 Main St.
Metuchen, NJ 08840

In Mercer County:
3535 Quakerbridge Road
Suite 104
Hamilton, NJ 08619