Community Collaboration Brings Adult ESL Classes To Mesa Public Library


Mesa Public Library, in collaboration with Family Strengths Network and the Adult Learning  Center at UNM Los Alamos (UNM-LA), will be hosting a series of conversational English as a  Second Language (ESL) classes at no cost to the public. Textbook and all course materials will  also be provided at no cost. Classes will be held each Wednesday between March 9 and May 4  from 1:00 to 5:00pm downstairs in The Zone at Mesa Public Library. Drop-ins are welcome and  participation in the full series of class offerings is not necessary.  

Adult students of all abilities will improve their English conversation, writing, reading, listening,  and pronunciation skills in a fun and interactive environment. Support will be provided for adult  ESL learners of all levels, and classes may include board games, a book club, and other language  

practice activities. UNM-LA instructor Claudia Ress will help students practice English in real life scenarios, emphasizing practical use and communication. Students will also be encouraged to  take advantage of UNM-LA’s computer lab and ESL tutors outside of class at no cost. 

Need to keep the kids busy so you can attend ESL classes? While Mesa Public Library does not  provide monitoring or childcare, age-appropriate activities are facilitated by library staff for  children 6 years and up every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00pm. From 3:00 to 5:00 pm, games  and art supplies are also available for use in The Zone at Mesa Public Library where ESL class  takes place. For children 5 years and younger, parents and caregivers are encouraged to inquire  about the Companion Program offered through Family Strengths Network by emailing 

For more information, please visit the event calendar at or call Melissa  Mackey at (505) 662-8275.