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ESL Classes

Free English language classes for speakers of other languages are offered at the Hartford Public Library.

  • Classes start two times a year.
  • Classes are for BEGINNING LEVELS ONLY.
  • Classes are open to students ages seventeen and over.
  • Classes are currently held at the locations and times indicated below:  
Location Schedule Registration End date
Downtown Saturday 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Begins 01/14/17 June 6
Downtown Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm   
Begins 01/17/17 June 30
Dwight Tuesdays 5:30 - 8:00 pm Begins 01/17/17  Late June
Park Mondays & Wednesdays  11 - 2  Ongoing  Ongoing 
Mark Twain  Tuesdays & Thursdays  6 - 7:30 p.m. Ongoing  Ongoing

Class Registration

During registration, the student will take a test to determine their level of English. No student should enter a class without registering first. Once classes begin we will continue to accept registration based on space availability. Late applicants must register in person at The American Place.  

Class space is limited. If a class is filled, the library can provide online self-study materials and other options. 

For more information, contact (860) 695-6375 or