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) – Space Available
BRACE (Framingham) – Next classes begin September 12th Space available
Framingham Adult ESL – The next lottery registration event for classes will be in January, 2019
Framingham State University – Next classes begin in September
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 September. Register now.
LEAP (Framingham) – Registration is currently open.
Studio 3 (Framingham) Registration open now for classes beginning September 10th.
MassBay (Framingham and Wellesley) – Open House with information about Fall 2018 ESL classes: August 23rd
Assabet After Dark (Marlborough) – Next classes begin in September. Register now.
ProGente Connections (Framingham and Marlborough) – Contact the school to set up a placement test.
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) and Citizenship Prep
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.
Keefe Tech (Framingham) – Next HiSET class in September. Next Citizenship class in October.
Retail Pathways (Framingham) – Registration for job training class is open.
One Family (Framingham) – Next 12-week career counseling program, “Credential to Career” begins the week of June 11th in Framingham
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.