Resources For Literacy

115 Nichols Court
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 481-6990 ext. 18

Offers multimedia programs to learn English and improve reading, writing and math skills including skills for the GED. Provides adult literacy and English as a Second Language programs. Free to Nassau County residents.



A service of the National Institute for Literacy and Partners. Enter your zip code to find nearby programs.


187 Smith Street
Freeport, NY 11520
(516) 867-3580

Adults who need assistance with basic literacy skills are matched with tutors for one-to-one instruction. Recent immigrants who need help learning English, even if you hold advanced degrees from your native country, can also call to arrange for tutoring. There is no charge for the service. 


Farmingdale Location
Hooper Hall
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 420-2280
Hempstead Location
269 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-8705

A program of the State University of New York, adults can obtain help with reading and writing, learning English as a second language as well as preparation for the GED (high school equivalency examination). Financial eligibility is required for these free services.


1196 Prospect Ave.
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 622-5623

Courses in English as a Second Language, basic literacy and high school equivalency preparation (GED) for adults without U.S. high school diplomas (ages 21 and over).


One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 572-8081 or (516) 572-7094

The English Language Institute (ELI) is an intensive pre-college ESL Program offered through the College’s Continuing Education Program. It has been specially designed to help those who plan on attending college improve overall language proficiency in English.

ESL Office (516) 572-8124

English as a Second Language Program

The English as a Second Language Program has two levels of instruction, intermediate and advanced.  Students are placed in one of these levels on the basis of their placement test results. To enter the ESL Program, students must have a basic knowledge of the English language.

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