Adult Education

Helping adults achieve their educational and personal goals.

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What We Do

Our free classes empower adult students in their personal and professional lives. We serve people who wish to learn English, gain a basic education, prepare for the high school equivalency exam and develop job skills.

Información en Español

Services & Programs

Intensive English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

For immigrants who want to learn or improve their English, we offer a comprehensive English for Speakers of Other Languages program. Our ESOL classes are free. Our classes are taught by experienced instructors in the ESOL field, and are designed to help our adult students improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English. Our curriculum is based on the NYS Common Core Standards, preparing ESOL learners to communicate effectively in the American workplace and to continue their education at the post-secondary level.

Once you apply to our Program, we will test you using the BEST Plus 2.0 Assessment test to find out how well you understand spoken English and how well you speak in English in everyday practical situations. The results of this test will help us place you in the appropriate ESOL class
Alongside their ESOL classes, students attend basic computer skills and job preparation skills workshops that better prepare them for the workforce. Students also receive the benefit of our case management services to help them obtain support services in the community.
For more information call Brigette Delgado at 212-828-6017 or 212-828-6015, or email her at

Basic Education (BE) and High School Equivalency (HSE)

Union Settlement’s BE-HSE program is for individuals ages 18 and older who are interested in improving their reading, writing, and Math skills in English.

Upon applying, we use the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) to assess the student’s reading and math levels. This assessment allows us to assign the student to the appropriate ABE or HSE class. We offer classes ranging from 4th grade to 12th grade learning levels according to the TABE.

Our curriculum is based on the NYS Common Core Standards with the goal of preparing students for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), which has replaced the GED exams. The TASC demands the student to be a better reader, writer, and critical thinker. The TASC Exam has five sessions: Math, science, social studies, reading and, of course, writing. To learn more about the TASC Exam visit

We prepare students for the TASC test format, as well as train them to overcome test anxiety and other challenges that may hinder their ability to finish their education. Once the ABE/HSE instructor recommends the student to take the TASC exam, we refer the student to nearby sites based on space availability.

All ABE/HSE students also participate in the Workforce/Career Readiness workshops.
For more information, call Brigette Delgado at 212-828-6017 or 212-828-6015, or email her at

Workforce/Career Readiness

The Workforce/Career Readiness Unit provides our students with:
• Job Search Skills on the Web
• Resume Preparation Skills
• Filling out a Job Application on the Web
• Customer Service Communication Skills
• Interviewing Skills
• Information on job and training opportunities
• Information on the college application process
• Referral to job interviews and training programs

For more information contact Ken Hurtado at 212-828-6015, or by email at:


Fall 2017

We are currently accepting enrollment applications for the Winter 2018 semester.
REGISTRATION is Mon-Thurs, 10am-6pm.
Classes begin January 8, 2018.

How to Enroll

*All applicants must register in person.

Please complete the Adult Education Form (must pick up in our office) to enroll in our Program.
note: We can only accept original copies of the application.

Upon receipt of your application, we will schedule you for an assessment test, once you are placed in any class.

For more information on registration please contact Brigette Delgado at 212-828-6017 or 212-828-6015 or by email at:

Work With Us

Adult Education is looking for applicants for the following positions:

Home Health Aide Instructor (Bilingual)

ESL Teacher Evenings

HSE Teacher Evenings

Evening & Saturday Program Coordinator