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English classes for speakers of other languages in Boston (ESOL)

We have information on English classes for speakers of other languages in Boston by neighborhood. You'll sometimes see these referred to as ESOL classes.

Some of the programs below have morning and evening classes, but start times vary. Please call ahead to find out what time the classes take place.

Still have questions? Contact:
Immigrant Advancement
1 City Hall Square
Room 806
Boston MA  02201-2030
United States

Classes by neighborhood

Classes by neighborhood
Program class times Address Phone number Fee
Brazilian Worker Center Evening classes only

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14 Harvard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Allston, MA 02134

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617-783-8001

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$90 for 16 weeks

Gardner Pilot Academy (ESOL) Adult Education Program Evening classes only

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30 Athol Street
Allston, MA 02134

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617-635-8365

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Free (you must be an Allston/Brighton resident)

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Jackson Mann Community Center

Evening classes only

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500 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02134

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617-635-5153

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Free

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Boston Center for Adult Education

Morning and Evening classes

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122 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

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617-426-1070

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Cost varies by subject

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Bunker Hill Community College

Morning and evening classes

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250 New Rutherford Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02129

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617-228-3347

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There's a long waitlist for free classes. But, fee classes are also available.

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Charlestown Adult Education

Morning classes only

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76 Monument Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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617-635-5221

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Free

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Smart from the Start

Morning classes only

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255 Medford Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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617-635-5170

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Free

Program Class times Address Phone Number Fee

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American Chinese Christian Educational and Social Services (ACCESS)

Morning classes only

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244 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

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617-426-1070

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There is a registration fee

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Asian American Civic Association (AACA)

Morning classes only

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87 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111

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617-426-9492 x250

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$360 for 12 weeks

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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Morning and evening classes

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38 Ash Street
Boston, MA 02111

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617-635-5129

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Free

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Chinese Progressive Association

Morning classes only

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28 Ash Street
Boston, MA 02111

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617-357-4499

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$60 - $90

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Boston Center for Youth and Families
Cleveland Community Center

Morning classes only

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11 Charles Street
Boston MA 02122

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617-635-5141

Free

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College Bound Dorchester

Morning and evening classes

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222 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

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617-282-5034

Free

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Gilbert Albert Community Center (GACC)

Morning and evening classes

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155 Washington St., Dorchester, MA, 02210

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617-265-1730

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$50 for a year. This includes books, and you get sent home with a computer.

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Haitian Multi-Service Center (HMSC)
Catholic Charities Inc.

Morning and evening classes

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185 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02121

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617-506-6600

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Free

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HEDUP (Higher Educational Development Upliftment Program) Dorchester

Evening classes only

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50 Stoughton St. Dorchester, MA 02125

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617-299-9066

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Books only

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Mujeres Unidas Avanzando, Inc.

Morning classes only

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54 Clayton Street Dorchester, MA 02122

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617-282-3500

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Registration fee

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St. Mark's Community Education Program

Morning and evening classes

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20 Roseland Street Dorchester, MA 02124

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617-288-8515

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$40 for books

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Vietnamese-American Civic Association

Evening classes only

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42 Charles St, Dorchester, MA 02122

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617-288-7344

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Cost varies by subject.

program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Boston Academy of English

Evening and morning classes

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38 Chauncy Street, #8
Boston, MA 02111

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617-338-6243

Cost varies by subject

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Education and Training YMCA International Learning Center (ILC)

Evening and morning classes

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3 Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108

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617-927-8244

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Some classes are free, others are between $125 - $500.

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FOCUS Center (Friendship for Overseas College and University Students) at Park Street Church

Evening and morning classes

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One Park Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-523-3383 x236

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Registration fee

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International Institute of Boston

Evening and morning classes

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1 Milk Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02100

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617-695-9990

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Free

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Irish International Immigrant Center

Evening and morning classes

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One State Street, Suite 800
Boston, MA 02109

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617-542-7654 x36

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Registration fee

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Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts-Boston

Evening and morning classes

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8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3rd Floor
Boston MA 02109

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617-367-1313

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Free

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Teaching House

Evening and morning classes

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South Market/ 1 Faneuil Hall/ Suite 4136
Boston, MA 02109

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617-939-9318

Have to pay for your books.
Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Centro Presente - Department of Education

Morning and evening classes

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12 Bennington Street
East Boston, MA 02128

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857-256-2981 x223

Cost varies by subject

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East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC)

Morning classes

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50 Meridian Street
East Boston, MA 02128

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617-567-2750

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$90 for three months

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East Boston Harborside Community Center - Adult Learning Program

Morning and evening classes

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312 Border Street
East Boston, MA 02128

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617-635-5115

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Free

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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center: The Education and Training Institute

Evening classes

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250 Sumner Street
East Boston, MA 02128

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508-289-1553

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Free

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Neighborhood of Affordable Housing

Morning and evening classes

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143 Border Street
East Boston, MA 02128

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617-418-8242

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$20 for 12 weeks

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Boston Language Institute

Morning and Evening classes

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648 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215

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617-262-3500 x 228

Cost varies by subject.
Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Jewish Vocational Service

Morning and evening classes

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Three locations:

1. Hyde Park branch of the Boston Public Library
2. Hyde Park Community Center
3. Community Room, 912 River Street
Hyde Park, MA 02136

617-699-9116

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Free

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Jamaica Plain Community Centers (JPCC) Adult Learning Program

Morning and evening classes

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144 McBride Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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617-635-5201

Free

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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

Morning classes only

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31 Germania Street, Building B, 1st Floor
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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617-635-5201

Free

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Ruffin Mobile Educational Services, Inc.

Morning classes only

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964 Parker St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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857-236-6903

Free

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Somali Development Center, Inc.

Morning classes only

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205 Green Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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617-522-0700

Free
program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Boston Center for Youth and Families - Perkins Community Center

Morning classes only

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155 Talbot Avenue
Boston, MA 02124

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617-635-5146

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Free

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Mattapan FSC

Morning classes only

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535 River Street
Mattapan, MA 02126.

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617-298-2045 x 245

 
Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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North End/West End NSC

Morning classes only

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1 Michelangelo Street
Boston, MA 02113

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617-523-8125

Free
Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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ABCD South Side

Morning and evening classes

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19 Corinth Street
Roslindale, MA 02131

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617-327-1152

Free
Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Ambro Academy

Morning and evening classes

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49 Alpine Street Roxbury, MA 02119

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617-442-2644

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Cost varies by subject

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Boston Higher Education Resource Center (HERC)

Evening classes only

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68 Northampton St. Boston, MA 02118

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617-606-4273

$70

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Boston Public Schools Department of Adult Education/Newcomer Assessment Center

Morning and evening classes

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55-75 Malcolm X Blvd. Roxbury, MA 02120

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617-635-1565

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$5 plus, plus the cost of books

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Parker Hill-Fenway NSC

Morning classes only

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714 Parker Street Roxbury, MA 02120

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617-445-6000

Free

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Rosie’s Place

Morning and evening classes

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889 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118

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617-442-9322

Free

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Roxbury Community College

Morning and evening classes

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1234 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02120

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617-427-0060 x5513

Registration fee

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The Dimock Center

Morning and evening classes

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1800 Columbus Ave. Roxbury, MA 02119

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617-442-8800 x1219

Free

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W.A.I.T.T. House, Inc.

Morning classes only

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117 Mount Pleasant Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119

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617-445-5510

Free
program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Boston Community ESOL Center

Morning and evening classes

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125 Mercer Street
Boston, MA 02127

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617-237-6487

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Free

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Notre Dame Education Center - Distance Learning ESOL Hub

Morning and evening classes

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200 Old Colony Avenue
South Boston, MA 02127

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617-268-1912 x303

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Free

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South Boston en Acción

Morning classes only

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8 Rev. Burke Street, Apt. # 151
South Boston, MA 02127

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617-268-2549

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Registration fee

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

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Boston Center for Youth and Families - Blackstone Community Center

Morning classes only

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50 West Brookline Street
Boston, MA 02118

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617-635-5162

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Free

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Educational Development Group (EDG)

Morning classes only

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434 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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617-357-5717

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$150 per semester

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United South End Settlements

Morning and evening classes

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434 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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617-375-8110

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Free