English as a Second Language

The Montvale Public Library seeks energetic
individuals to join our team of Literacy
Volunteers of Pascack Valley.
There are many adults in Montvale who need
one-on-one practice in learning to speak and understand English.


All volunteers are trained at either the Westwood
or Paramus Public Library; training is free to Montvale volunteers.
ESL tutors must attend the training sessions before being
matched with a student. The tutor is then responsible for creating
a learning experience based on the needs of his/her student.

This is an excellent opportunity for any adult
seeking to help other individuals help
themselves. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lorissa
Lightman at lightman@bccls.org or call (201) 391-5090 at the following times:

Monday: 1-6
Tuesday: 5-9
Wednesday: 10-2
Thursday: 10-2

Please note that all ESL tutors are required to sign
a Volunteer Hold Harmless Agreement.

Tutor training workshops are sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley. Their website is here.

Information on becoming a tutor and future training dates can be found here.

Information about applying for prospective students is here.

Information about applying for prospective tutors is here.

If you wish to read our policies, click here.