Study to Get Your High School Degree

Take free reading, writing, and math classes – to prepare for your high school equivalency test (HiSET)

To register,  come to the Fuller Middle School library –  31 Flagg Drive in Framingham – at 6:00 PM on Wednesday September 13th

Classes meet every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM

Classes offered by Framingham Adult ESL Plus (508-626-4282)

Note: This is registration for HiSET(GED) classes – NO English classes.

Retail Pathways – New Job Training Class

Want a job?  Start here. There are many jobs and opportunities for advancement in retail (often working with customers in a store).

The retail industry is a great place gain experience and improve your English.  Earn a certificate, grow your skills and increase your wages. No experience needed, and no high school diploma or HiSet/GED is needed.  Starting wages: $11-$16/hour.

Retail Pathways will be offering a free 6-week job training class at Keefe Tech this fall (Mon/Tue/Wed from 5-8 PM). At the end, they will help you find a retail job.  To take the class, you must know some English, not have a retail job now, and be authorized to work in the United States. See the Retail Pathways web page and application for more requirements and details.

If interested in taking this class, contact Cindy Key at, or (508) 281-6910, extension 9


Winning Numbers for FAESL Lottery

  Last week, many hundreds of people registered at Framingham Adult ESL to try to get one of the limited number of places in English class.  The lottery was held this morning on Facebook Live for both Morning and Evening classes.  Here are lists of numbers that were picked:

Congratulations to the 220 people whose numbers were picked.  You will be contacted soon about coming to the school next Tuesday, August 29th, for testing.

If you missed this lottery, or your number was not picked – the next school lottery will be in January.  In the meantime, there are many other opportunities to study English in MetroWest.  And you can continue to read this blog for suggestions on how you can help teach yourself some English.

Now is the Time to Look for a Fall English Class

  Many people living in MetroWest are working to learn/improve their English.  If you read this blog often, you are probably one of them.  Studying in a class can help you learn faster, but unfortunately there are not enough affordable classes in this area for everyone who wants to attend.

However – right now is one of the best times of the year to find an English class.  Almost all of the English programs in MetroWest are starting new classes in the next 4-6 weeks.  Most have some spaces for new people.

Look at our updated CLASSES PAGE.  It lists many schools  with English classes in MetroWest.  All schools with a Green Dot –  – have some spaces available for their next classes.  Click/press on the name of the school for more information about the school – how to apply, costs, etc.

If you live someplace else in the U.S. – it’s probably a good time to look for a new English class wherever you live.  Looking on the website of your city/town, and asking at your public library is a good place to start.

Fall ESL Classes at FAESL – New Student Lottery Information

Framingham Adult ESL will have a limited number of spaces for morning and evening classes for the Fall 2017 semester.

  • If you are interested in taking a MORNING English class at Framingham Adult ESL you must come in person to
    St. Tarcisius School (BRACE building)
    560 Waverly Street, Framingham
    Thursday, August 17th, 8:30 – 10:00 AM
  • If you are interested in taking an EVENING English class at Framingham Adult ESL you must come in person to
    Fuller Middle School Cafeteria
    31 Flagg Drive, Framingham
    Thursday, August 17th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  1. Come on August 17th to submit an entry form (with your name, address, etc).  Everyone who submits a form will have their name included in the lottery.
  2. The lottery will be on Wednesday, August 23rd.  Don’t come to the school on Aug 23rd.  You can watch the lottery online (live-streamed) on your phone, tablet, or computer.
  3. If you are one of the winners of the lottery, you will be asked to come back on a different day for testing.

Information about this lottery is also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, and French Continue reading

Summer English Classes

Want some help studying English this summer?  Seats are available, and registration is open now for English classes at these 3 schools:

  • Framingham State University will have several English classes this summer – beginning in early July.  They’re available at many times, and many levels.  See more information, including a summary of classes and their times and costs.
  • A new private school in Framingham, Studio 3, will be offering some 4-week summer classes.  Classes start Monday July 17th.  See more information, including summary of classes and their times and costs.
  • Another new private school in Northborough, Literra, will also be offering two 7-week summer classes.  Classes start next week – Monday June 12th.  See more information, including summary of classes and their times and costs.  The first few new students who sign up for a class will get the first week of class for free.

There are also many libraries in MetroWest that will offer free Conversation Groups this summer.

For latest information about English classes in MetroWest, you can now check our updated Classes Page.