There are a variety of places to take free English classes, including libraries, such as the New York Public Library, or online at websites like USA Learns and TalkEnglish. Many local libraries and colleges provide free basic English courses, so individuals who wish to participate in a physical class should contact their local education institutions or the Department of Education in their state.
TalkEnglish focuses on teaching English by utilizing listening, reading and speaking skills for every lesson. The free courses offered include speaking and listening basics, tourism phrases, general vocabulary, pronunciation, business skills, interview skills and grammar basics.
USA Learns is a website for adults who wish to improve listening, reading, speaking, writing and pronunciation skills. The site provides videos and other educational activities that people can complete from the comfort of their own homes.
The New York Public Library, like many other libraries throughout the country, provides free classes provided by the English Speakers of Other Languages, or ESOL. The classes can be located through the ESOL website or through the local branch library near the individual. Classes are provided during the day, in the evening and on weekends to accommodate everyone.