Capital Region ESOL Resources
Site established through the ESOL Coordinating Committee of the Capital Region Refugee Roundtable 

This website is intended as a central location to share schedules and resources for English classes offered for adult English Language Learners. These classes are sometimes referred to as ESL – English as a Second Language. However, for many adults students, English is their third or fourth language. Therefore, we use the term “ESOL,” or, English for Speakers of Other Languages. 

The calendar below provides information on a number of ESOL classes offered in the NY Capital Region, primarily those provided by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Capital Region BOCES, Literacy New York Greater Capital Region (LNY), and Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC).   Please note that the list below is by no means exhaustive. For information regarding additional classes and resources please contact a service provider listed on the "Contact Info" page.
This map is helpful when trying to locate an ESL class in terms of proximity to the client's home. If you enter the address of the client and you will be able to visualize the best location to recommend. Click on Google Maps and it will guide you to the map; there you will input the address of the client and the closest location will appear.
To add or change class information, please contact info@uscri-albany.org.
For more information about the ESOL Coordinating Committee or community engagement supporting refugees, please write to Dahlia Herring, committee facilitator, at dmazengia@nycap.rr.com.

ESOL Class Calendar:
 To view a printable version of this calendar, please go to the following link:


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    Posted Apr 20, 2011, 10:54 AM by Albany ESOL
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