ESL

English as a Second Language

NO ESL Classes on Monday, July 3 at East Branch and Tuesday, July 4 at Central Library.  
There will be ESL Class on Thursday, July 6 at West Branch.  
Please contact Brigid Pigott, bpigott@minlib.net, with any questions.

ESL Classes at Somerville Public Library

Classes are FREE, no registration required.  There is no waiting list - just show up!

East Branch
115 Broadway
Session 1: Mondays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Session 2: Mondays 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Central Library
79 Highland Ave.
Session 1 and 2: Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

West Branch
40 College Ave.
Session 1: Thursdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Session 2: Thursdays 7:15-8:15 p.m.

For questions or further information, please contact our ESL Coodinator, Brigid Pigott,
by email, or phone at 617-625-6600, ext. 2909.

ESL VOLUNTEERS

Would you like to help out with teaching in our English-As-A-Second-Language program? If yes, please email our ESL coordinator.

ESL LIBRARY RESOURCES

There are a number of resources for learning English as a second language (ESL) through the Somerville Public Library:

  • 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.
Mango Languages
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. 

 

Other ESL Programs in Somerville, Cambridge, & Greater Boston:

SOMERVILLE

SCALE
167 Holland Street
Day & Evening Classes
617.629.5500
FREE-Wait List
To sign up for the wait list, you will need to call SCALE at 617.629.5500 or go to front office with the following information:
First and Last Name
Address
Telephone Number
Date of Birth
Country of Origin
Home Language
Years of School in Home Country
Level of English (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced)
www.somerville.k12.ma.us/scale

Somerville Family Learning Collaborative  
Cummings School & East Somerville Community School
617.625.6600 x.6966
FREE-Registration is Required before each Cycle
*for parents of children in Somerville schools only
http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/district-departments/somerville-family-learning-collaborative-sflc                                

The Welcome Project 
Mystic Activity Center         
530 Mystic Ave.  #111
617.623.6633
Course Fee ($)
On-going Classes
www.welcomeproject.org

MAPS (Mass Alliance of Portuguese Speakers) 
92 Union Square
617.764.2091
Course Fee ($)
Call for Class Schedule
www.maps-inc.org

CORES (Committee on Refugees from El Salvador)
343 Medford St. 3rd Floor
617.623.5322
Course Fee ($)
Call for Class Schedule

Saint James Episcopal Church                    
1170 Broadway
617.666.1063
FREE-Drop-In Class
Monday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
www.stjamessomerville.org

Somerville Arts Council
Intercambio-Language Exchange
167 Holland Street
www.somervilleartscouncil.org/intercambio
 



CAMBRIDGE

Community Learning Center  
5 Western Avenue
617.349.6363               
On-Going Classes
FREE          
*for Cambridge residents and Cambridge City employees only
https://www.cambridgema.gov/dhsp/programsforadults/communitylearningcenter

Cambridge Public Library 
449 Broadway
45 Pearl Street
617.349.4013
FREE-Drop-In Class
www.cambridgema.gov/cpl

Cambridge Center for Adult Education 
42 Brattle Street
617.547.6789
Course Fee ($)
On-going Classes
www.ccae.org
 



GREATER BOSTON

Bunker Hill Community College         
157 Hawthorne St.         
Bellingham Square, Chelsea
617.228.3347
FREE-Wait List
Course Fee ($)
On-going Classes
www.bhcc.mass.edu/abe

Intergenerational Literacy Program   
99 Hawthorn St., Chelsea
617.466.5154
FREE-Wait List
www.ilpchelsea.com

Neighborhood of Affordable Housing             
143 Border St., East Boston
617.418.8242
Register before cycle
Course Fee- $20/12 weeks
www.noahcdc.org

English Innovations
20 Maverick Square, East Boston
250 Sumner St., East Boston
508.289.1553
FREE
Call or Register Online

Everett Adult Learning Center
90 Chelsea St., Everett
617.394.2318
FREE
Call to Register

La Comunidad Inc.  
471 Broadway #1, Everett
617.387.9996        
Course Fee ($)
www.lacomunidadinc.org

Immigrant Learning Center                           
442 Main Street, Malden
781.322.9777
FREE-Call for Information
www.ilctr.org

Malden Public Library                
36 Salem Street, Malden
781.324.0218
FREE-Drop-In Class
Wednesdays 1-2:30 P.M. (Conversation Group Only)                    
www.maldenpubliclibrary.org 

Medford Family Network                              
Medford High School                           
489 Winthrop St, Medford
781.393.2106
FREE-Ongoing
Tuesday & Thursday Afternoons
medfordfamilies.org                     

English at Large    
800 Cummings Park #5500, Woburn   
781.395.2374     
Tutoring Matches and Conversation Groups
FREE-Waitlist for Tutors
Online Application              
www.englishatlarge.org       

Revere Community School         
101 School Street, Revere
781.333.2061 x. 51424    
Course Fee ($)
Registration Required-9 Week Session             
www.revereps.mec.edu/communityschool

Pathways (formerly known as Operation Bootstrap)                                 
20 Wheeler Street, Suite 203, Lynn
781.599.8543
FREE
Call for Information
www.pathwayslynn.org

YMCA of Greater Boston
3 Center Plaza, Suite 901 (TC Level)
Boston, MA 02108
617.927.8244
Course Fee ($)
http://ymcaboston.org/english-classes
http://ymcaboston.org/internationallearningcenter

For programs by city, CLICK HERE to see or download.

(Updated 5/9/17, BP)