ELL / Citizenship

ESL students and volunteers

The library offers a dedicated English Language Learning collection at each of our libraries. In addition to our collections, drop-in style ELL classes are offered.

In partnership with St. Mark Community Education Program, the library also offers citizenship tutoring and citizenship classes for eligible individuals (5 years as a lawful permanent resident or 3 years, if married to a US citizen). A basic level of English is also required.

A Citizenship Corner can also be found at each of our libraries with up-to-date study materials for independent use. 

For more information or questions about our ELL/Citizenship programs, please contact
Brigid, Literacy/Volunteer Coordinator:
Email: bpigott@somervillema.gov
WhatsApp: +1 617.366.7684
Office: 617.623.5000 x2935

Pathways to Citizenship

Pathways to Citizenship is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.