English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL)

ESL are free to eligible students.

Learn vocabulary, grammar and conversation skills to improve your English reading, writing, listening, and speaking or prepare and apply for US Citizenship. 

  • Many classes, day and evening
  • Multiple levels, beginner to advanced
  • In-person, online, hybrid and asynchronous or independent learning available
  • Most classes are free

Call the office at (603) 742-1030 to make an appointment for a placement test, to discuss your options, and register. In-person classes are held at the Adult Learning Center, next to the Dover Public Library, unless otherwise indicated. Pre-registration is required.

In addition to the classes listed below we are also offering two Advanced ESL Classes through the Enrichment Program.

ESL Level I-IV Classes

ESL classes teach basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation skills to non-native speakers of English through reading, writing and discussion.

Students can only begin class at the beginning of the next month.

US Citizenship

Learn about US government, history and the responsibilities & opportunities of democratic life. Curriculum based on US citizenship application & test questions. Appropriate for intermediate or advanced ESL students. Work on English skills & vocabulary through focused readings, class discussion and small group activities. Includes film on what makes for successful citizenship interview and a live, simulated interview.

Conversation Classes – Beginner Levels I and II

Come practice your English speaking skills: pronunciation, vocabulary, conversation and listening. Fridays during the school year 10:00 a.m. to noon.

ESL/Civics Reading and Discussion Group

(For Higher Level III and Level IV)

We will be doing some reading and a lot of discussion. Practice your pronunciation, work on your grammar, learn some new words, and share your ideas. Each week you will look at some aspect of living in America choosing from: American culture and society and both the joys and challenges of coming to live in the US, events and famous people in US history, US law in day to day life, Community Resources, issues in current events and politics and geography facts and skills.