Hackensack is a city that’s welcoming to immigrants from all over the world. Because of this, the need for regular, reliable and affordable English as a Second Language classes is more important than ever. Though there are several low-cost options available all through town, here at JPL we do our part by conducting our own English Conversation Classes.

These classes are geared for students who consider themselves high-intermediate or advanced, and are looking for a way to practice conversational English in a friendly environment. Because of the small scope of these classes they are limited to the first 5 people who show up AND are open to Hackensack residents only. The classes are lead by Michelle Acosta, who is fluent in English and en Espanol.


The classes meet 3-4 times every week. Check the calendar for this month’s schedule.


Michelle would love to answer any questions you have. You can reach her at (201) 343-4169 x34 and at michelle.acosta@hackensack.bccls.org.

More Classes in and around Hackensack:

Bergen Community College – Ciarco Learning Center

355 Main Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

(201) 489-1551


Bergen County Technical Schools

Adult Education Building

200 Hackensack Ave

Hackensack, NJ 07601

(201) 343-6000 x4639


Bergen County Community Action Partnership (“Bergen County CAP”)

263 Lafayette Ave

Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

(201) 366-1020


Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Road

Paramus, NJ 07652

(201) 447-7100


Hispanic Institute

17 Arcadian Ave

Paramus, NJ 07652

(201) 368-1414


Women’s Rights Information Center (classes open to men and women)

108 Palisade Ave

Englewood, NJ 07631

(201) 568-1166


Ridgefield Park Public Library

107 Cedar St

Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

(201) 641-0689