Framingham Adult ESL will have a limited number of spaces for morning and evening classes for the Fall 2019 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 15th, 8:45 – 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 15th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Come on August 15th to submit an entry card (with your name, address, etc). Everyone who submits a card will have their name included in the lottery.
The lottery will be on Tuesday, August 20th. Don’t come to the school on Aug 20th. You can watch the lottery online (Facebook Live) on your phone, tablet, or computer.
If your number is selected in the lottery, you will be asked to come back on a different day for testing.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If I want to participate in the English class lottery, do I have to come to the school? YES – You must come to the school on Thursday August 15th to submit an entry card. BUT, this should not take too long because there will be no lottery or testing on that day.
Will there be 2 separate lotteries?
YES – If you come in the morning of Aug 15th (to St. Tarcisius), your name will be part of the lottery for MORNING classes. If you come in the evening of Aug 15th (to Fuller School), your name will be part of the lottery for EVENING classes.
On August 15th do I need to arrive at the school before 6:30PM (or before 8:45 AM for morning classes)? NO – You can come ANY time between 6:30 and 8:00PM (or between 8:45 and 10:00AM for morning classes). ALL the names collected during that time will have an equal chance in the lottery.
Do I need to watch the lottery on Facebook Live on August 20th? NO – When you come to the school on August 15th, you will submit an entry card with information (phone, email) on how to contact you. If your name is selected in the lottery, the school will contact you.
If my name is selected in the lottery, what happens next?
You will be asked to come to the school for testing. After testing, you will be assigned to one of these:
a regular English class (6 hours each week)
or – a volunteer-led, once-a-week prep class (2 hours)
If you stay in prep class with good attendance, you will automatically be on a priority list for a regular class and will not need to participate in any more lotteries.
or – a waiting list
(You get a space in class as soon as possible and do not need to participate in more lotteries)
When are the classes?
Regular morning classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 10:45
Regular evening classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30
Prep classes are on one of those mornings, or evenings, each week
Regular classes start on Wednesday/Thursday September 4th/5th and Prep classes start a few weeks later
I can’t come on August 15th. Can I come on the 16th (or some other day)? Or can someone else come to submit an entry card for me? NO – Unfortunately, the only day you can come to submit your name for the lottery is on August 15th, and you must come in-person.
NOTE: This is information only. It does not guarantee you a place in class.
Lots of free movies will be shown outside this summer all around MetroWest and Greater Boston. Movies usually begin at sundown. If the weather is “iffy”, it’s good to check for cancellations before you go.
Here are some locations with outdoor movie nights this summer:
Boston – Hatch Shell on the Esplanade – Free Friday Flicks every Friday
Pretty location along the Charles River, big screen, lots of space, lots of people
Movies start around 8; Games before that starting at 6:00
Next Movie: Spider Man, Into the Spider-verse, Friday, July 19th
Wellesley – Summer Films outside at the Davis Museum, Wellesley College
Free museum tours, art activities, free ice cream starting at 7PM
Next Movie: Mary Poppins, Thursday July 26th
Waltham – Movies at the Mansion – Lyman Estate
Beginning 7PM you can walk the grounds or visit the mansion
Movie starts at 8:30
Next Movie: How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World, Thursday July 11th
See the The Boston Calendarfor a good summary of these, and even more movies at places including Revere Beach, outside the Museum of Fine Arts, Assembly Row in Somerville, and other neighborhoods in Cambridge and Boston
English in Brazil by Carina Fragozo is a very popular place online for Brazilians who are trying to improve their English. She has a YouTube channel – where there are hundreds of videos (mostly 10-15 minutes long, in Portuguese). These explain English grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, and also offer encouragement and general study tips.
There are videos about many different topics for people with some English experience – such as this one about silent letters (letters that aren’t pronounced) in English words. But there are also videos with “survival English” for beginners – like this one about shopping in a supermarket.
Independence Day is also called The Fourth of July or sometimes, July Fourth. It is a federal holiday in the United States. It is the day that the United States declared its Independence from Great Britain in 1776.
On The Fourth of July, many people have cook-outs. There are parades in many communities (including Natick and Milford). Some places have Fireworks displays for everyone (Here’s a list). But in some places it is illegal to have your own fireworks.
What will you do to celebrate July Fourth?
How old will the United States be this Fourth of July? (click on the flag to find out)
Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a great day!
A podcast is a broadcast audio recording – a radio show that you can play on your smartphone, tablet, or computer any time you want. There are more than 100,000 podcasts, about all kinds of topics. Most podcasts are released on a regular basis – for example, one new episode every week. If you find a podcast that you like, you can “Subscribe” to it, so that you can receive new episodes when they are available.
There are MANY podcasts to help you learn English. One is called the “VOA Learning English Broadcast” from Voice of America, which has a new 30-minute episode every day. They speak more slowly, and have news and stories.
On your iPhone/iPad, you can play using your Podcast App (which comes installed on your iPhone/iPad). Open the app, and search for VOA Learning English Broadcast. There are other free apps you can install from the App Store to manage your podcasts – such as Overcast.
On an Android smartphone, you can play podcasts using the Google Play Music app (which usually comes installed). Here’s a video with more information about how to use podcasts with the Google Play Music app. There are other free apps you can install from the Google Play Store to manage your podcasts – such as Google Podcasts and Podcast Addict.
Below is a video with more information about how to use podcasts on your iPhone…
See 37,000 flags on the Boston Common, visit the huge Museum of Fine Arts for free, and more…
In honor of Memorial Day – all weekend, until Monday night, you can visit the Boston Common – at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument – to see a display of 37,000 American flags – one for each person from Massachusetts who has been in the military and given their lives to defend the United States, and our freedom.
There’s also free admission on Monday May 27th(10am-5pm)at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston. At the ICA, they also offer some free tickets for a Water Shuttle boat ride across the harbor to their small extra museum in East Boston. –