English Language Programs

Our library is proud to offer many opportunities for adult emerging bilinguals who are interested in improving their English language skills. If you need more information on any of these programs, please direct your messages to Kavita Pandey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the library at 732-745-5108 x20. Haga clic aquí para español.

Virtual English Conversation Groups

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays through July 18, 2023, via Zoom.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays through July 20, 2023, via Zoom.
~ No sessions on June 1st, June 8th, nor July 4th.
Register here / Regístrese aquí.

These conversation groups are for adult language learners (over age 18) who are able to speak some English. Each week the group will discuss a topic in English to help improve their conversational skills.

Please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or requests for more information.

English Conversation Cafés

Winter-Spring sessions are over as of April 28, 2023. Please check back for Summer dates!

Are you interested in practicing English and meeting new people? Join one or more of our English Conversation Cafés! The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult language learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in one-on-one or small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators discussing a variety of topics. Face masks are required for in-person programs. Advance registration required to get the Zoom link for the virtual program.

The English Conversation Cafés are made possible through a partnership with The Conversation Tree: Community-Based Language Partnerships, a program created by Rutgers Graduate School of Education and The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service.

The New Brunswick Free Public Library has again partnered with The Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County to offer in-person Citizenship Classes in 2023.

Citizenship Classes

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 6 - June 22 and July 6 - Sept 21, 2023.

Do you need to improve your English and pass the Citizenship Test? Do you need help with your Naturalization Application? This free Citizenship class is available for beginner and intermediate English learners who are legal Permanent Residents (Green Card holders). During the class, you will work with certified teachers and dedicated tutors to improve your English. The teachers are Board Certified to represent you with your citizenship case.

To register, please call John Tello at 732-777-1940 (se habla Español). The class will take place in the library's community room or, on some dates, in the Henry Guest House next to the library. Feel free to call librarian Kavita Pandey at 732-745-5108 x29 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.