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English For Speakers Of Other Languages

Adult students learn to speak, understand, read and write English through Rockland BOCES ESOL programs. Classes help students build self-confidence, explore career potential and develop job-readiness skills.



  • Morning, evening, and Saturday classes available
  • Classes are held in Nyack, Spring Valley, Haverstraw and Suffern
  • Beginner ESOL classes are open to students ages 21 and older who do not possess a U.S. high school diploma
  • Advanced classes are available through a partnership with Rockland Community College; there is a $10 tuition fee per semester, in addition to the cost of textbooks, for these courses