Woburn Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

ESL Resources for the Greater Woburn Area


YMCA International Learning Center

Free beginner and advanced ESL classes offered mornings and evenings from September to June. Registration opens each year in August and early December.

United Methodist Church
523 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Telephone: (781) 935-6499
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://ymcaboston.org

English At Large

English At Large programs serve adult immigrants who live or work in their 24-Community Service Area in Greater Boston. EAL staff provides individual and small group instruction.

800 West Cummings Park Suite 500, Woburn, MA 01801
Telephone: (781) 395-2374
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.englishatlarge.org/

Arlington Community Education

Free to Arlington residents. Non-Arlington residents may add themselves to a wait list.

Arlington High School

869 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA 02476
Telephone: (781) 316-3568

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.arlingtoncommunityed.org


Grace Chapel Office ESOL & Multilingual Support

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Grace Chapel are designed to help immigrants and other internationals in the local community learn conversational English in a comfortable setting. Class levels range from beginner to advanced. Registration typically begins in October. The cost of Registration is $50 for each semester. Scholarships are available.

3 Militia Drive Lexington, MA 02421
Telephone: (781) 862-8351 x2219
Email: [email protected]

Immigrant Learning Center

The Immigrant Learning Center programs are designed to help immigrants and refugees become economically self-sufficient and socially and civically engaged. Classes are offered free of charge, year-round to students who range from those with little or no formal education to those with advanced degrees in their native languages.

442 Main Street Malden, MA 02148
Telephone: (781) 322-9777
Orange Line – Malden Square Stop
Website: http://ilctr.org/programs

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Classes are for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. CCAE offers integrated skills classes—which combine reading, writing, listening, and speaking—as well as specific skills classes, such as pronunciation, writing, and more.
8-week courses begin at $325. Scholarships are available.

42 Brattle Street Harvard Square Cambridge, MA 02238
Telephone: (617) 547-6789
Website: www.ccae.org/esl

International Institute of New England

Offers citizenship classes & other resources for new immigrants.

2 Boylston Street, 3rd floor Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: 617-695-9990

101 Jackson Street, Suite 2 Lowell, MA 01852
Telephone: 978-459-9031

470 Pine Street, Lower-Level Manchester, NH 03104
Telephone: 603-647-1500

Website: https://iine.org/

Lexington Community Education

Classes are open to everyone, regardless of residency. Reduced tuition is available to seniors (65 years of age and over), and also to employees of the Town of Lexington for most, but not all, classes. Limited scholarship assistance is available for Lexington residents.

Lexington Public Schools
146 Maple Street Lexington, MA 02421
Telephone: (781) 862-8043
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://lexingtoncommunityed.org

Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline

Online & phone service for help finding ESL, literacy, & other classes

Website: http://massliteracyhotline.org/hotline

System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES)

Online-only service for help finding ESL, job training, & other classes

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sabes.org 

Medford Family Network

A FREE program for families who live in Medford with at least one child birth to age 8.

489 Winthrop Street Medford, MA 02155
Telephone: 781-393-2106
Website: www.themedfordfamilynetwork.org

Middlesex Community College – English Learner Institute (ELI)

The English Learner Institute (ELI) is a noncredit program that focuses on helping members of the community develop basic English and other skills – including technology, life and social skills – that are essential to American culture. Anyone who is a newcomer to the United States, or needs to develop basic English skills, is eligible for this program.
Classes are offered at the Lowell campus.

33 Kearney Square Lowell, MA 01852
Telephone: (800) 818-3434
Website: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/bus_ind/pac.aspx/ 

Project HOPE Boston

Offers four levels (from beginner to advanced) of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in the morning and evening during the week. Classes are free and open to Massachusetts residents ages 18 and older. New students can register at any time.

550 Dudley Street Boston, MA, 02119
Telephone: 617-442-1880
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.prohope.org/adult-education

Project Literacy

Classes are free. Also offers citizenship classes & a conversation group

Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
Telephone: 617-924-8797
Website: https://www.watertownlib.org/165/Project-Literacy

SCALE [Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences]

English Language Learning classes integrate English speaking, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, and writing. Digital Literacy is integrated into all classes as well. Students receive educational and career advising services to assist them in planning for entry into postsecondary, training and/or workforce.

167 Holland St. Somerville MA 02145
Telephone: (617) 625-6600 x 6900
Website: https://somerville.k12.ma.us/adult-learning/
Red Line – Davis Square T Stop. See website for transportation.