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The Learning Center’s Fresh Take on English Education

This month, Learning Center Director Eric Trader led a free Workshop for Volunteer English Teachers entitled, “Creativity in the Classroom.” In this hands-on session, participants explored cutting-edge teaching methods through which traditional English classes can be transformed into vibrant hubs of student-led learning.

Eric Trader’s Vision for Interactive Learning

“At the Learning Center, we like to think of our classrooms as playgrounds,” Trader said. “Through the use of games, role plays, and conversations, our students develop the confidence and fluency that they need to navigate their everyday lives. Whether their goal is snagging a dream job or just asking someone out for coffee, we want every one of them feel at home in Jersey City.”

Insights from Participants

“I learned how effective and enjoyable online games can be to keep the interest and attention of the class,” said Level 2 Teacher Dr. Miriam Dominguez. “I also enjoyed getting to know the other volunteers.”

Elisa Lorica Rico, a Level 1 teacher, agreed. “Everything in the workshop was valuable. I learned first-hand that using music, movement, and a dynamic teaching style is definitely a great way to lead a class.”

Join Our Teaching Team

If you are an experienced or certified teacher and would like to make a difference in Jersey City, just click the link here. Miriam, Elisa, and an entire community of volunteer teachers is waiting for you.

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If you or anyone you know would like to take a class with us, please click here.

The Learning Center will be closed from Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, May 31. Thank you for your understanding.

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo desde JCFPL! Celebrate with us and explore our Spanish-language collections at Biblioteca Criolla.

Due to unexpected circumstances, the Marion Branch Library will temporarily close Today, 6/4/2024, from 12:00pm-1:00pm. The Marion Branch will reopen at 1:00pm.

Bookmobile Services Temporarily Unavailable from May 8th to May 10th. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

The Five Corners Library will open at 11am on Wednesday, June 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.

All Library Locations Will Be Closed on Friday, April 19, for Staff Development. The Library Will Open for Services on Saturday, April 20. We Apologize for Any Inconvenience.

Today for Hudson Gives, there will be a $5k match minute at 2:01 p.m. and later at 5:51 p.m.. All giving will end at 11:59PM on May 17th.

Please note that the Bonetti Department will be closed from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, for the SLP Kickoff Party ,which will take place in the Fourth Floor Multipurpose Room. Thank you for your understanding.

The Priscilla Gardner Main Library will open at 12:00 pm on 05/24/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Pavonia Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/28/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Five Corners Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/30/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The West Bergen Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/05/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Cunningham Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/06/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Morgan Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/13/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Miller Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/18/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Marion Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/20/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Heights Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/21/2024 due to a delayed opening.

In observance of Memorial Day, all branches of the library will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2024. The library will be open for service on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024. Thank you for your understanding.

West Bergen Branch Is Temporarily Closed Today 5/23/2024 due to flooding. We Anticipate Reopening on or Before Fri., May 24.

Please be advised that Priscilla Gardner Main Library will be closing at 5pm today, April 11th, 2024.

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