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Register now for English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) courses at Nassau BOCES Adult Learning Center

Nassau BOCES Adult Learning Center students attend an ESL class.

Would you like to improve your English language skills or do you need a high school equivalency diploma? Nassau BOCES Adult Learning Center (ALC) can help with a variety of classes including: English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) or High School Equivalency (HSE) classes. Spring classes begin the week of February 4, 2019 and run through June. Registration dates, times and locations are listed below.


NEW FOR THIS YEAR! Be the first to enroll in the evening ESL classes at the Levittown ALC location. Prospective students must register in person at one of the following locations, at the specified dates and times:


ESL REGISTRATION                                            HSE REGISTRATION

Roslyn High School: January 11, 10 a.m.                  Levittown: January 18, 9 a.m.                    

Elmont Public Library: January 14, 10 a.m.               Freeport Dodd Middle School: January 23, 6 p.m.

Valley Stream Middle School: January 14, 6 p.m.                            

Freeport Dodd Middle School: January 17, 6 p.m.

Levittown St. Bernard’s School: January 25, 9 a.m.

Westbury Barry Tech Center: January 23, 6 p.m.                                                     

Freeport Public Library: January 28, 10 a.m.

Levittown St. Bernard’s School: January 28, 6 p.m.              


Nassau BOCES Adult Learning Center class locations


FREEPORT                                                  ELMONT

Freeport Public Library                                   Elmont Public Library

144 West Merrick Road                                 700 Hempstead Turnpike

Freeport, NY 11520                                        Elmont, NY 11003


Freeport Dodd Middle School                        VALLEY STREAM

25 Pine Street                                                 Valley Stream Middle School

Freeport, NY 11520                                        320 Fletcher Avenue

                                                                        Valley Stream, NY 11580


St. Bernard’s School                                       WESTBURY

3100 Hempstead Turnpike                              Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center

Levittown, NY 11756                                     1196 Prospect Avenue

                                                                        Westbury, NY  11590


475 Round Hill Road

Roslyn High School                                                   

Roslyn, NY 11577


Registrants should plan to be at registration for at least three hours. Photo ID is required for all students at all locations. Students must be at least 18 years of age and not enrolled in any local school district.


There is a nonrefundable registration fee, either $80 or $100 based on the class and its meeting times per week, course and location.  Registration fee is payable by money order only at the first night of class. This fee entitles registrants to take classes into June 2019. There are additional fees for textbooks and/or computer software.


The Adult Learning Center serves more than 1,800 adult learners each year. For more information, please call 516-622-5623 or visit