Since 1975, the ILC has provided over 32,500 immigrants and refugees with English language lessons to help them succeed in the U.S. by enhancing English language literacy for adults and families, helping New Americans successfully navigate American workplaces, schools, and communities. We offer a wide array of classes and schedules, both in-house and at local businesses. Immigrants and refugees with English fluency levels ranging from zero English to college level receive services at the ILC. As participants improve their English, they gain the skills and confidence needed to succeed personally and professionally in the U.S. Our offerings include two long-standing Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)-funded adult ESOL programs in Boston and Woburn, MA.
International Learning Centers:
The Education & Training Branch has International Learning Centers (ILC) in Boston and Woburn. The ILC mission is to give non-native English speakers an opportunity to meet their personal, educational, and employment goals by offering a range of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and services.
Located in downtown Boston, ILC Boston offers three FREE adult English programs addressing the specific needs of adult English learners.
The English for Immigrant Entrepreneurs Program is for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to build their English capacity and knowledge in business operations. Education and career advisors connect students with community resources and other opportunities to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.
The YMCA’s Woburn ILC has been serving immigrants in the Woburn area for over 24 years. In addition to learning English for everyday life, students improve their technology skills, they learn the language and skills needed for employment opportunities in the 21st century, and they increase their American cultural awareness. Advisors in the program help students with everyday needs, help them plan for the future: higher education, certifications and/or getting jobs in the United States.
Free Adult English Program – ILC Boston
Focusing on everyday English skills, the Adult English Program is suitable for beginning to intermediate-level language learners who aim to learn the language and skills needed for employment opportunities in the 21st century and they increase their American cultural awareness.
We continue to run our free English classes in afternoons and in the evenings Monday through Wednesdays. If you’re interested in joining us you can find out if you’re eligible and sign up for the wait list below:
Wait List – ILC Boston
Wait List – ILC Woburn
Bridge to College and Career Program
The Bridge to College and Career Program is designed for advanced language learners who seek to hone their professional and academic language skills to advance their career and education in the U.S.
This is an advanced level course for students who are above a Student Performance Level (SPL) 5 and looking to hone their English, professional, and academic skills to further their careers and enroll in higher education. This course is for advanced level students who are focused on starting or improving their careers in the US.
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English for Business Owners
This course is for students to learn about starting or improving their businesses. There will be able opportunities to connect with other entrepreneurs as well as other business practices. Students will gain industry knowledge and support for your business. This class is for business owners, entrepreneurs, and those interested in starting their own business.
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If you have any questions or need additional information, please call (617) 927-8244 between 10am and 4pm EST or complete the form below.