Adult Education Information — GED & ESL

Partner Overview

Individuals seeking information regarding adult education programs such as English as a Second Language (ESL) and arrangements to take the GED (General Education Development) tests should contact the following agencies for assistance.

Overview of Services

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) is designed for persons lacking the most basic educational skills. Program instruction focuses on basic communication, computation, and work readiness, civic and everyday living skills.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) is designed for persons with limited English language ability. Instruction is planned to prepare them in the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to function effectively in an English-speaking environment and to enter other adult education programs.
  • General Educational Development (GED) is designed for persons preparing to take the Tests of General Educational Development in order to qualify for a State-issued high school diploma. Instruction focuses on subject areas covered by the GED tests, namely, writing skills, social studies, science, interpreting literature and the arts,and mathematics. Instruction is offered in English and in Spanish (GED-S).The program offered in Spanish includes preparation for an English-as-a-second-language test.
  • Age restrictions apply for GED (between the ages of 16-24) ESL (18+Over).
  • Day and evening classes are conducted free of charge at various sites throughout the city and within the surrounding area.
  • Please call location to verify  hours of operation and arrange for an appointment.
 Agency  Address Phone
Focus Hispanic Center”>
50 Clinton Street
East Orange NJ 07018
La Casa De Don Pedro, Inc.
39 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07104
Essex County Community College Adult Learning Center
303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Essex County College/West Essex Campus
 730 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Essex County Vocational
91 West Market Street         Newark, NJ 07102 973-412-2291
Essex County Youth Resource Center 50 Clinton Street
East Orange, NJ 07018
1199 SEIU Education Fund 117 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079

Program Contact Info

  • New Jersey

Program Details

  • All Wards
  • Other
  • Not Applicable
  • Other
  • Saturday, Weekdays (Mon thru Fri)
  • No