ESL

English as a Second Language

Resources 

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!

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
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.

  • 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

Volunteers 

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

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. 

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

Other ESL Programs in Somerville, Cambridge, & Boston

Somerville

Somerville Arts Council
Intercambio-Language Exchange
www.somervilleartscouncil.org/intercambio
Maria Martinez
martinez.mmariafernanda@gmail.com

Cambridge

The New England School of English
Harvard Square
36 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.864.7170
admissions@nese.edu
http://nese.edu/index.html

Boston

Notre Dame Education Center
200 Old Colony Avenue
Boston, MA 02127
Manny Reynoso
mreynoso@ndecboston.org
617.268.1912 ex. 245
www.ndecboston.org/esol

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

Centro Presente
12 Bennington Street, Suite 202
East Boston, MA 02128
857.256.2981
www.cpresente.org/what-we-do/adult-education

For download of above list, CLICK HERE

(Updated 3/16/17, per BP)