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 (click on the program’s name for more details):
Framingham State University – Spring Registration is open now.
Joan Brack Center (SMOC Framingham) – Space is limited. There may be a waiting list. Come to the Brack Center (10 Roxanna St) to fill out an application.
Keefe Tech (Framingham) – Next classes begin in March. Placement testing (for Levels 2,3,4) at Keefe on Feb 15th between 4 and 7pm
LEAP (Framingham) – Contact the program for latest status
MassBay (Framingham and Wellesley) – Contact the college for latest information
Hudson/Maynard – Come to Hudson High to register for the waiting list
Assabet After Dark (Marlborough) – Registration is open. Next classes begin in February
ProGente Connections (Framingham and Marlborough) – Contact the school for latest information about classes
Milford (Stacy School) – Classes currently full.
Wellesley Library – Limited space is available. Registration is required. Need to live or work in Wellesley.
Conversation Groups – Limited availability for online groups, mostly offered by area libraries (free)
Zoom Groups beyond MetroWest – Here are some free conversation groups and mini-classes being offered online, especially because of the pandemic
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. New students accepted in January and August. Contact the office for latest status
Joan Brack Center (SMOC Framingham) – Daytime HSE classes. Sometimes up to 8 week wait after you apply.
Keefe Tech (Framingham) – 6-week and self-paced online GED Test Prep training
Quinsigamond Community College (Worcester) –
MassHire (Framingham) – Registration for job training class is open.
One Family (Framingham) – Free 12-week career counseling program for qualified parents, “Credential to Career”
- 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.