Here is our latest information on classes, conversation groups, and tutors in MetroWest, and a few places to search for English classes anywhere in Massachusetts (ordered by city/town):
Adi’s Language School (Framingham) – New private school. Space Available
BRACE (Framingham) – Winter classes have begun
Framingham Adult ESL – Next lottery registration event will be in August
Joan Brack Center (SMOC Framingham) – Apply any time at SMOC office. Approximately 6 month wait after you apply.
Keefe Tech (Framingham) – Next classes begin in February. Registration open
LEAP (Framingham) – Registration is currently closed.
Studio 3 (Framingham) Registration opens March 5th for session that begins in March.
MassBay (Framingham and Wellesley) -Spring community ESL classes beginning in February
Assabet After Dark (Marlborough) – Next classes begin in February. Registration open now.
ProGente Connections (Framingham and Marlborough) – Contact the school to set up a placement test.
Milford Community – Winter/spring classes have begun
Wellesley Library – Limited space is available. Registration is required. Need to live or work in Wellesley.
Conversation Groups – Open availability at area libraries (free)
Tutoring – Available now from some private schools. Or join a waiting list at one of several free programs
- Formal ESL Classes – some are free, some have a cost, where you are registered, and attend classes usually once or twice each week for many weeks.
- Conversation Groups – most are free and informal. They usually meet once a week for a few hours, and you attend when you can.
- Tutors and special instruction – A tutor is a teacher who works with just one student, or maybe two. Working with an English tutor can be a good way to improve your English more quickly, because you get to speak more, and work more on the kind of English help that you need. There are also some private schools that offer help preparing for the citizenship test or green card interview, and special instruction for topics such as business English or accent reduction.
Other Classes (HiSet/GED, Citizenship, Job Training, etc.)
High School Equivalency (HiSet / GED)
Framingham Adult ESL – 4 Levels of classes to prepare for the HiSet exam
Joan Brack Center (SMOC Framingham) – Daytime HSE classes. Sometimes up to 8 week wait after you apply.
Retail Pathways (Framingham) – Registration for job training class is open.
One Family (Framingham) – Current 12-week career counseling program, “Credential to Career”, began Jan 26th
Adult Career Pathways – Quinsigamond CC at Assabet (Marlborough) – Registration is open
- Here is another list of programs in the area from the MetroWest Adult Learning Collaborative that offer ESL, HiSet, citizenship, and other classes helpful for immigrants
- And here is the website of the Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline, where you can search for a variety of classes near you – anywhere in Massachusetts. Or, you can call them: 800-447-8844
- ESL or Literacy programs offered by libraries in Massachusetts
If you know of any updated information, or other classes that should be included here, please let us know.