English Language Learning and Adult Basic Literacy

The Saratoga Springs Public Library Literacy Service offers adults help with learning English as a new language, as well as Adult Basic Literacy: reading and writing skills for fluent English speakers. We offer one-to-one tutoring as well as English Language Classes.

Happy group of students and mentors.
Tutors and students celebrate the holidays

SSPL English Language Learning classes are free. Three different class levels (currently offered remotely) focus on developing English language vocabulary, fluency, and reading skills in a group setting. Trained volunteer teachers seek to help students feel comfortable and confident in using English in their daily lives.


Online / Remote via Zoom video software

English Language Class Times:

Note: All classes are being held online due to COVID-19. Register on our Events Calendar. Note: Classes are held in the Glasby Room unless otherwise noted on our Events Calendar. Our classes generally follow the Saratoga Springs Public School Calendar.
Beginning Class
Mondays, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Intermediate Class
Fridays, 10:00am to 12:00am
Advanced Class
Wednesdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Interested in volunteering as a literacy tutor with SSPL? Teaching experience is not necessary. To learn more, download the SSPL Position Description. Those interested may contact our Literacy Librarian at marockwell@sals.edu, or complete and return a volunteer application form.

Additional Information:

Contact the Literacy Librarian with further questions about reading and writing, English learning, or tutoring. The librarian may be reached at (518) 584-7860, ext. 259, or via email.

Classes may be cancelled for various reasons. Always check for cancellations and up-to-date class times on the Events Calendar.