Study English

Welcome to GROW Northeast's adult English (ESL) classes!  We are very happy that you have found us online.  

If you need more classes English in Northeast Philadelphia, here are some other local schools:

1. New Life Philly Church
Address: 425 E. Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19120
Phone Number: 215-324-4566

2. Northeast Regional Library
2228 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19149 (near Cottman & Bustleton)
Phone Number: 215-685-0522
Teacher: Jack Burch
Classes: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm, Thursdays & Fridays at 3:00 pm. Year-round program.

3. New World Association
9857 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Phone Number: 215-856-7314

4. Take Back Your Neighborhood
Max Myer Playground Rec Center
1601 Hellerman St
Philadelphia, PA 19149
Phone Number: 215-813-9806
Coordinator: Sharyn Solomon

5. Catholic Social Services
Address: 7340 Jackson St
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone Number: 267-331-2490

6. Chinese Christian Herald Crusade Center (Chinese speakers only) 
Address: 1020 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Phone Number: 215-259-3047 
Classes: Beginner ESL class on weekday mornings

You are welcome to practice your English at our English church services and coffee fellowship time every Sunday morning. Childcare is provided for free. Here are two locations:

Here are some free websites that can help you to study on your own!


A site for students with a daily English lesson, chats, forums (on topics such as “What is your favorite TV show?”).

Readings with questions, listening, video dictionary, mobile apps, etc!  Great for studying from home!

English for adults studying Beginning or Intermediate English skills. Improve basic reading, writing, speaking and culture skills!

Interesting things for ESL students.  A fun study site for learners of English as a Second Language with word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more.

Listen to stories and read along! They are printed out one sentence at a time as the sentence is read.

Dictionary. Pictures with English, Arabic, French, Spanish, etc. Translates one word at a time.

ESL Videos on YouTube that are very helpful for all aspects of English learning.

This site has compiled a list of resources for people who want to study English online. It is a goldmine of interesting resources.

Have a Library Card? Go to:
You can access the library to learn English using your own language!

Beginning letters, vowels sounds, games.
Make short words with letters.
Practice short vowel words.

Learn how to use a computer.  Also, internet, making documents, spreadsheets, database, and presentations. Video examples.
Practice typing
Practice typing
Learn to use email

Learn more about your own job interests and skills
JobHero for current job searching and preparing
Videos to learn about OSHA safety at work
Learn to write a resume or CV for a job
Learn to write a cover letter for a job
Video for writing resumes and cover letters
Video for writing resumes and cover letters

Practice interviewing skills
Preparing for the interview
Performing your best at the interview
Answering job interview questions
Questions you should ask at the interview