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

Last updated: 8/10/17

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

14 Harvard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Allston, MA 02134

617-783-8001

$90 for 16 weeks

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

30 Athol Street
Allston, MA 02134

617-635-8365

Free (you must be an Allston/Brighton resident)

Jackson Mann Community Center

Evening classes only

500 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02134

617-635-5153

Free

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

Boston Center for Adult Education

Morning and Evening classes

122 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

617-426-1070

Cost varies by subject

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

Bunker Hill Community College

Morning and evening classes

250 New Rutherford Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02129

617-228-3347

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

Charlestown Adult Education

Morning classes only

76 Monument Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

617-635-5221

Free

Smart from the Start

Morning classes only

255 Medford Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

617-635-5170

Free

Program Class times Address Phone Number Fee

American Chinese Christian Educational and Social Services (ACCESS)

Morning classes only

244 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

617-426-1070

There is a registration fee

Asian American Civic Association (AACA)

Morning classes only

87 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111

617-426-9492 x250

$360 for 12 weeks

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Morning and evening classes

38 Ash Street
Boston, MA 02111

617-635-5129

Free

Chinese Progressive Association

Morning classes only

28 Ash Street
Boston, MA 02111

617-357-4499

$60 - $90

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

Boston Center for Youth and Families
Cleveland Community Center

Morning classes only

11 Charles Street
Boston MA 02122

617-635-5141

Free

College Bound Dorchester

Morning and evening classes

222 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

617-282-5034

Free

Gilbert Albert Community Center (GACC)

Morning and evening classes

155 Washington St., Dorchester, MA, 02210

617-265-1730

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

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

Morning and evening classes

185 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02121

617-506-6600

Free

HEDUP (Higher Educational Development Upliftment Program) Dorchester

Evening classes only

50 Stoughton St. Dorchester, MA 02125

617-299-9066

Books only

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando, Inc.

Morning classes only

54 Clayton Street Dorchester, MA 02122

617-282-3500

Registration fee

St. Mark's Community Education Program

Morning and evening classes

20 Roseland Street Dorchester, MA 02124

617-288-8515

$40 for books

Vietnamese-American Civic Association

Evening classes only

42 Charles St, Dorchester, MA 02122

617-288-7344

Cost varies by subject.

program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

Boston Academy of English

Evening and morning classes

38 Chauncy Street, #8
Boston, MA 02111

617-338-6243

Cost varies by subject

Education and Training YMCA International Learning Center (ILC)

Evening and morning classes

3 Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108

617-927-8244

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

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

Evening and morning classes

One Park Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-523-3383 x236

Registration fee

International Institute of Boston

Evening and morning classes

1 Milk Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02100

617-695-9990

Free

Irish International Immigrant Center

Evening and morning classes

One State Street, Suite 800
Boston, MA 02109

617-542-7654 x36

Registration fee

Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts-Boston

Evening and morning classes

8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3rd Floor
Boston MA 02109

617-367-1313

Free

Teaching House

Evening and morning classes

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

617-939-9318

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

Centro Presente - Department of Education

Morning and evening classes

12 Bennington Street
East Boston, MA 02128

857-256-2981 x223

Cost varies by subject

East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC)

Morning classes

50 Meridian Street
East Boston, MA 02128

617-567-2750

$90 for three months

East Boston Harborside Community Center - Adult Learning Program

Morning and evening classes

312 Border Street
East Boston, MA 02128

617-635-5115

Free

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center: The Education and Training Institute

Evening classes

250 Sumner Street
East Boston, MA 02128

508-289-1553

Free

Neighborhood of Affordable Housing

Morning and evening classes

143 Border Street
East Boston, MA 02128

617-418-8242

$20 for 12 weeks

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

Boston Language Institute

Morning and Evening classes

648 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215

617-262-3500 x 228

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

Jewish Vocational Service

Morning and evening classes

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

Free

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

Jamaica Plain Community Centers (JPCC) Adult Learning Program

Morning and evening classes

144 McBride Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617-635-5201

Free

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

Morning classes only

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

617-635-5201

Free

Ruffin Mobile Educational Services, Inc.

Morning classes only

964 Parker St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

857-236-6903

Free

Somali Development Center, Inc.

Morning classes only

205 Green Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617-522-0700

Free
program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

Boston Center for Youth and Families - Perkins Community Center

Morning classes only

155 Talbot Avenue
Boston, MA 02124

617-635-5146

Free

Mattapan FSC

Morning classes only

535 River Street
Mattapan, MA 02126.

617-298-2045 x 245

 
Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

North End/West End NSC

Morning classes only

1 Michelangelo Street
Boston, MA 02113

617-523-8125

Free
Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

ABCD South Side

Morning and evening classes

19 Corinth Street
Roslindale, MA 02131

617-327-1152

Free
Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

Ambro Academy

Morning and evening classes

49 Alpine Street Roxbury, MA 02119

617-442-2644

Cost varies by subject

Boston Higher Education Resource Center (HERC)

Evening classes only

68 Northampton St. Boston, MA 02118

617-606-4273

$70

Boston Public Schools Department of Adult Education/Newcomer Assessment Center

Morning and evening classes

55-75 Malcolm X Blvd. Roxbury, MA 02120

617-635-1565

$5 plus, plus the cost of books

Parker Hill-Fenway NSC

Morning classes only

714 Parker Street Roxbury, MA 02120

617-445-6000

Free

Rosie’s Place

Morning and evening classes

889 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118

617-442-9322

Free

Roxbury Community College

Morning and evening classes

1234 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02120

617-427-0060 x5513

Registration fee

The Dimock Center

Morning and evening classes

1800 Columbus Ave. Roxbury, MA 02119

617-442-8800 x1219

Free

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

Morning classes only

117 Mount Pleasant Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119

617-445-5510

Free
program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

Boston Community ESOL Center

Morning and evening classes

125 Mercer Street
Boston, MA 02127

617-237-6487

Free

Notre Dame Education Center - Distance Learning ESOL Hub

Morning and evening classes

200 Old Colony Avenue
South Boston, MA 02127

617-268-1912 x303

Free

South Boston en Acción

Morning classes only

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

617-268-2549

Registration fee

Program Class Times Address Phone Number Fee

Boston Center for Youth and Families - Blackstone Community Center

Morning classes only

50 West Brookline Street
Boston, MA 02118

617-635-5162

Free

Educational Development Group (EDG)

Morning classes only

434 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

617-357-5717

$150 per semester

United South End Settlements

Morning and evening classes

434 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

617-375-8110

Free