Adult Literacy
One of HANAC's many services is to provide free English classes for adult immigrants. Our aim is to provide non-native English speakers with the tools they need to be come active members of the community. We offer HSE classes to prepare people to take the exam needed to obtain a High School Equivalency Diploma. Classes are free of charge and open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
Free Classes for Adults
English as a Second Language
Preparation for the High School Equivalency Exam (GED®)

10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday through Thursday

Register in this link
George T. Douris Tower

27-40 Hoyt Avenue South
Astoria, NY 11102
(Entrance on 29th Street)
Information: 718-396-5016 or 347-774-8502
ESL Classes/HSE Classes
You must register now for classes starting in September!
Classes are held in the mornings, evenings and on Saturday mornings from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at any one of the sites listed below and a Saturday class from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in Astoria

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Astoria George T. Douris Tower
27-40 Hoyt Avenue South
Astoria, NY 11102
(347) 774-8502
40-10 99th Street
Corona, NY 11368
Tel: 718-651-4656 option #2
(347) 774-8502
(after 5pm)
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The program serves the large multi-ethnic immigrant and refugee population that reside in Western Queens. The program operates from September through June with classes meeting Monday through Thursday mornings, evenings and on Saturday mornings.

The classes offer oral and written English instruction for ESL literacy and can accommodate any level of proficiency from those with virtually no literacy skills to those with advanced levels of English language proficiency. The program focuses on oral language acquisition, integrating various methods of instruction appropriate for each level such as Basic Literacy, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. Instruction is enhanced through the use of computer technology in the classroom.
High School Equivalency (HSE) and HSE Programs in English
The HANAC HSE Program is offered in English at the George Douris Tower in Astoria to any individual who is pursuing a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma.

We offer HSE classes in the mornings, in the evenings and on Saturday mornings. Registration for HSE classes is on- going at George Douris Tower. For more information and to schedule an appointment for registration, please call: (718) 728- 7084 or 347-774-8502.
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