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English Language and Literacy

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.


  • Classes are offered at various times and locations to meet the needs of Rockland County adults
  • ESOL classes are free to students ages 21 and older who do not possess a U.S. high school diploma
  • Registration available at BERC and Spring Valley High School only


Rockland BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC)

131 North Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960

Morning, evening and Saturday classes available.

Family Welcome Center at the Spring Valley Church of the Nazarene

11 E. Church Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977

Morning classes available.

Spring Valley High School

361 Route 59
Spring Valley, NY 10977

Evening classes available.

Literacy Zone of Spring Valley

Live in Spring Valley? Our new Literacy Zone is committed to helping adult residents improve their personal and professional lives – free of charge!

  • Health Services
  • Financial Institutions
  • Community Centers
  • Libraries
  • Adult Education Classes
  • Job Training
  • Computer Skills
  • Immigration Services

Call Chrystelle Wade at (845) 826-6891 to learn more or visit our new Family Welcome Center at the Spring Valley Church of the Nazarene, 11 E. Church Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977.


Natasha Lafontant
Adult Education Literacy Coordinator
Literacy Zone:
(845) 826-6891