Thursday, May 25, 2017

Apply now online for ESL classes starting September 2017

Apply now to try to be tested sometime this summer for a spot in one of my classes in September 2017. Classes fill up quickly and when they're full, you're going to have to wait a long time to get in. This is the absolute best time of the year to make an appointment to be tested this summer to start classes in September!

WE WILL START TO CONTACT PEOPLE in JULY to come in to try a class and to be tested. THE SOONER you apply THE EARLIER you will be contacted to come try a class and to complete the registration process. (We will not test any people in May or June)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

This is the LAST week to guarantee a spot in September in my classes

Complete the online application NOW to get a spot to be tested for PRIORITY pre-registration this week on Monday or Wednesday to guarantee a spot in my classes next school in September 2016. this is the last week.....


Thursday, May 12, 2016

The latest song my students wrote and sang for the class :)

This song is about women working in World War 2....

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Why do like Andy's classes?

See more videos here:

Pre-register NOW for FALL 2016 classes starting in September 2016

We are NOW making appointments to test new students who want a free ESL class starting in September 2016.  Apply online here:

Currently all my classes are full, and we are NOT accepting new people for classes in the spring or summer at Hartley House. However you now have the chance to be tested for a guaranteed spot in September for these 100% tuition free classes. Classes always fill up quickly so apply now to get a spot.

Enjoy Songs my AM students made ...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Want to prepare in the summer for my classes? We use "quizlet" in class....

Practice with the teacher's voice...

Get the quizlet app for free for iphone here.Get the quizlet app for free for android here. Search for nycesl in the app to find vocabulary for my classes.

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Classes are free to people aged 21 and over who have  a New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, etc) address. You must have a NYC address when you fill out the registration form.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Free ESL Classes

I teach free ESL classes that emphasize listening and speaking while learning about history, science, current events and vocabulary through the use of technology in the class. Classes are based on the common core and help students develop their English, self-confidence, and critical thinking skills. We not only help you improve your skills in English but we also help you prepare to go to college and to get a job.

Part of the material that Andy will be using in class include two video series from the history channel: 
1) Mankind: The Story of All of Us (12 episodes)
2) Big History (17 episodes)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Daytime Classes

All my advanced ESL classes emphasize oral skills. We use history, American culture, technology, science to improve our English skills and to give us many topics so the classes are always fresh and never boring.

Note: It is very helpful for the class if you already have your own PC, regular internet access, have a gmail account to use Google services, and at least know how to make a slide show with power point and Google presentations ( ).

Andy's advanced AM class meets from 8:30 to 12:00 pm Monday through Friday. My advanced PM class meets from 12:30 to 4:12 pm Monday through Friday. Both classes start on September 10th, 2012. These daytime classes meet at Hartley House (Andy does NOT teach any night or Saturday classes).

Have more questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQs) here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Directions to Hartley House


Hartley House
is located at 413 W.46th Street. This is on the West Side of Manhattan near 9th Avenue. The closest subway stop is the 42nd street stop of the blue IND line (A,C, or E trains). If you are coming downtown, sit in the last car and go out the 44th Street exit. You will be at 44th Street and 8th Avenue.

You can also take the N, Q, or R trains to 49th street and go out at the the 47th Street exit. You will be at 47th Street and 7th Avenue.

Or you may take any train that goes to Times Square, 42nd Street. The school is a short walk away.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

We CANNOT give I-20s

I am sorry, we cannot give you an I-20 student visa. We are a free program from the NYC Department of Education. We DO NOT give out student visas. If you need a visa, you will need to go to a program where you need to PAY. Some colleges can give you a visa to study ESL. And many private schools in NYC can give you a student visa. WE cannot give you an I-20 visa. I also cannot recommend any specific schools that can give you a visa either. Sorry.

Have more questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQs) here.  

Friday, June 01, 2012

Contact Info

See my complete blog here at You can find information about my free ESL classes there including the schedule and you can also sign up for the waiting list. If you would like to see videos of my former students talking about the classes you go here:

If you still have questions after reading all the information at, and you need more information, please contact me by email at:
Reading emails is much easier for me and it is easier to keep track of our conversations that way).

But please, do read this whole blog before emailing me. I spent a lot of time trying to answer your questions here and more than likely your questions are already answered in this blog.