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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

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 Street, 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