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Listing of Adult Literacy programs and ESL Classes in Philly

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Office of Adult Education (OAE)

Various information on literacy programs and data. 990 Spring Garden Street Third Floor, Suite 300  – 215-686-5250

Center for Literacy

CFL provides a range of free community literacy programs to best serve our students: Adult Education classes to improve the literacy skills to prepare for the GED® or High School Equivalency; comprehensive family literacy programming; English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Language Acquisition and more. Call 215-474-1235, ext. 229 or go to

Adult Education at The Free Library of Philadelphia

Provides a variety of children, adolescent, and adult reading programs including GED. Call 215-686-5392.

Parent University

Help your children with their school work and in life. FREE classes and workshops for parents, Family Literacy, Financial Literacy, Health/ Wellness&Cultural Enrichment through the School District. Call 215-400-4180 or go to website.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes by neighborhood

Click link below to find ESL classes in your neighborhood.

ESL (English as a Second Language) at the Free Library

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Community Learning Center

Many adult classes in West Philly, Kensington and North Philadelphia including: basic education; GED; and ESL. Call 215-426-7940 for more info.

Read by 4th

Incredible program to help parents with becoming the best teacher for their child. Go to for info and hints on making everyday count as a great teaching day from birth on.

Rosie Ready FREE Daily Activities

Click here to register for free daily activities to increase your child’s learning.

Increasing Language Skills with Sesame Street

Click here for amazing ways to help with early brain development.

Early Learning GPS Toolkit

Click this link to learn about a baby and child’s development, what a caregiver can do to maximize a child’s early learning, and get a personal plan for a child’s learning and growth. Click here