English Classes For Adults
View our classes for Summer 2022 below.
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BURBANK YMCA (READING)
36 Arthur B. Lord Drive Reading, MA 01867
CHARLES RIVER YMCA (FITNESS CENTER, GROUP EXERCISE AND BABYSITTING)
380 Chestnut Street Needham, MA 02492
CHARLES RIVER YMCA (POOL SITE AND SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE)
863 Great Plain Ave Needham, MA 02492
150 3rd Avenue Charlestown, MA 02129
776 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124
EAST BOSTON YMCA
215 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128
EAST BOSTON YMCA (ASHLEY STREET)
54 Ashley Street East Boston, MA 02128
HUNTINGTON AVENUE YMCA
316 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
NORTH SUBURBAN YMCA (WOBURN)
137 Lexington Street Woburn, MA 01801
OAK SQUARE YMCA (BRIGHTON)
615 Washington Street Brighton, MA 02135
PARKWAY COMMUNITY YMCA (WEST ROXBURY)
1972 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132
285 Martin Luther King Boulevard Roxbury, MA 02119
THOMAS M. MENINO YMCA (HYDE PARK)
1137 River Street Hyde Park, MA 02136
725 Lexington Street Waltham, MA 02452
WANG YMCA OF CHINATOWN
8 Oak Street West Boston, MA 02116
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 offer ESOL classes, advising, career advancement and other opportunities to meet their personal, educational, and employment 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 set goals, assist them with planning for higher education, certifications and/or getting jobs in the United States. (Learn More – Button that goes to Woburn ILC Page)
Free English Classes for Adult English Language
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:
Bridge to College and Career Program
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.
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.
REGISTER FOR ONLINE CLASSES
Instructions for new Students:
- Apply online here.
- Take an assessment here to help us place you in the right level.
- Pay for classes here and follow the instructions below.
- Click “Setup Online Account”
- Click “Create My Account”
- Fill in your information and select your branch: “Education and Training.”
- After the online account is created, click “Find Programs/Register On-Line”
- In the “Branch” drop-down, select Education and Training.
- In the box that says “Keyword”, you can search by which month you would like to register. Then, click search.
- Register and pay for classes.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call (617) 927-8244 between 10am and 4pm EST or complete the form below.