Fall ESL Classes at FAESL – New Student Lottery Information

Framingham Adult ESL

Update: The lottery registration for the fall 2021 semester has closed

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How will I know if I win?
    There will be a drawing on Facebook live on Monday, August 16th.
    If your name is selected in any of the lotteries, the school will text or call you soon after the Facebook live drawing.
  • Do I need to watch the lottery on Facebook Live on August 16th?
    NO – When you enter the lottery online you will include your phone number, and winners will be texted or called.
    Note: Be careful to make sure that your phone number is correct.
  • If my name is selected in the lottery, what happens next?
    You will be texted/called, asking you to come to the school for testing.
    Note: Be sure to bring some identification (ID) to show that you are the person whose name was selected.
    After testing, you will be assigned to one of these:

    • An English class of the time(AM/PM) and type (online/in-person) based on which lottery you won
    • 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?
    • Online morning classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings
    • In-person morning classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings
    • Online evening classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
    • In-person evening classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
    • Classes start on Tuesday September 14th

NOTE: This is information only.  It does not guarantee you a place in class. 

I Want to Vote Early In Person

Cities and towns in Massachusetts will have days – before the November 3rd election day – when you can go to a voting place (or polling place ) and vote early in person.  The early voting place may not be the same location as the place where you would vote on November 3rd.  For example, early voting in Framingham will only be at City Hall (the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street)

The early voting days for all cities and towns in Massachusetts has started. They are from now through Friday, October 30th   (including Sundays for most towns)

Note that there will not be early voting after October 30th.  After that, you need to vote on Tuesday November 3rd at your normal voting (polling) location.

Voting places will have many protections against coronavirus, including:

  • Requiring a mask
  • Social distancing
  • Asking you to stay away if you have a fever or feel sick or have tested positive for Covid
  • and more,  As an example, here is the information to know about early voting in Framingham.  There will be similar information on the website for your city/town

Am I Already Registered to Vote?

If you think you registered to vote in Massachusetts, but are not sure, you can check your registration status here.  Enter your information on the page, which should look like this:

  • First Name; Last Name
  • Date of Birth (Month, Day, Year)
  • Your Zip Code
  • Check the box that says “I understand…”
  • Then press Search

You should then see a page with your Voting Status, which should say: ACTIVE
This page will also show you the location of where you can vote on election day.

If your voting status is not active, contact the city or town clerk office where you live.

Register to Vote

If you are a U.S. citizen and you will be at least 18 years old on November 3rd, you can vote in the election, but you must be registered to vote.If you have an ID from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, you can register to vote online.  This is the easiest and fastest way. Do it as soon as possible.  The deadline is Saturday, October 24th, but don’t wait.

Otherwise, you can register by mail.

Or – you can go to your town’s election office and register in person – as soon as possible before October 24th.

For more information on voting in MetroWest, see our Vote! Page.

Can I Vote?

You can vote in the November election if you…

  • are a U.S. citizen*, and
  • will be 18 years old by November 3rd, and
  • are registered to vote

If you are not registered to vote, Massachusetts residents can register to vote in the November 3rd election until Saturday, October 24th. – But do it now.

For more information about voting, including for other states you can visit:

*Residents or Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories are U.S. citizens, but they can not vote for president or congress members. Other particular restrictions may apply.

Vacation Week Ideas

If you have kids out of school this week, or just have extra time for yourself, here are some places to go – to see more of Boston and MetroWest, have some family fun, and practice your English: