English as a Second Language
There are a number of resources for learning English as a second language (ESL) through the Somerville Public Library:
Classes are free, and registration is not required. There is no waiting list - just show up!
Session 1: Mondays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Session 2: Mondays 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Session 1 and 2: Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.
40 College Ave
Session 1: Thursdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Session 2: Thursdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.
- A great collection of ESL materials including books, audiotapes, CDs, and videos on the following subjects: grammar, reading & writing, listening, pronunciation, citizenship, lifeskills, idioms, TOEFL and GED.
- A "language lab" type database (Mango Languages) that you can use at home through your computer to learn and practice English
- Lists of outside agencies in Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston which also teach English as a second language, such as the YMCA of Greater Boston
Would you like to help out with teaching in our English-As-A-Second-Language program? If yes, please email our ESL coordinator.
The Mango Languages database, available from the Library through your computer at home, has language training and practice for English for speakers of other languages
(Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, French, Italian, Vietnamese, etc.) You will need to have a Somerville library card, and be a Somerville resident. Click on the picture above, then click on "Start Learning," then click on "English Courses" to see what this database offers.
For LARGE LIST of programs by city, CLICK HERE to see or download.
Other ESL Programs in Somerville, Cambridge, & Boston
12 Bennington Street, Suite 202
East Boston, MA 02128
For download of above list, CLICK HERE