ESL

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

NO ESL CLASS at the East Branch (115 Broadway) on Monday, February 18, 2019
There will be class on Tuesday at Central Library (79 Highland Avenue)
and Thursday at Ciampa Manor (27 College Avenue).
If you have any questions, please contact Brigid at 617.623.5000 x.2935 or bpigott@minlib.net


ESL Classes at Somerville Public Library

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

Mondays
East Branch (close to Sullivan Station and Orange Line Subway)
115 Broadway
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Tuesdays
Central Library (next to Somerville High School and Somerville City Hall)
79 Highland Avenue
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Thursdays
Ciampa Manor (Davis Square & Red Line Subway)
27 College Avenue
6 p.m.-8 p.m.

For questions or further information, please contact our Literacy/Volunteer Coordinator, Brigid Pigott, bpigott@minlib.net, or phone at 617.623.5000 x.2935

Voices of Somerville: A Poetry Workshop for English Learners

Tuesdays (February 5; February 12; & February 19)
Central Library (next to Somerville High School and Somerville City Hall)
79 Highland Avenue
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Come learn about different kinds of poetry, write some poetry, and share poetry from your native countries!
Classes are free and drop-in style. No registration required. No experience with reading or writing poetry is required.

For questions or more information, please contact Brigid Pigott at bpigott@minlib.net or 617.623.5000 x.2935

ESL Volunteers

Would you like to help out with teaching in our English-As-A-Second-Language program? If yes, please fill out this online form or contact email our Literacy/Volunteer Coordinator, bpigott@minlib.net

ESL Library Resources

There are a number of resources for learning and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) through the Somerville Public Library:

  • A great collection of ESL Learning materials including workbooks, leveled readers, and CDs in the following areas: Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Citizenship, Lifeskills, Idioms, TOEFL, and IELTS.
  • A great collection of ESL Teaching materials including teaching ESL online, teaching content to English Learners, and incorporating culture into the ESL classroom.
  • 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 offers language training and practice for English for Speakers of Other Languages.

To access the database:

  • Click on the Mango Languages picture above, then click "Guest Access" to create a profile. 
  • On the next page, there will be a list of languages. 
  • Click on English (or any other language you would like to learn), then choose your native language to begin your lessons.  For example, if you speak Portuguese, you will choose "English for Portuguese Speakers".  

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 2/15/19, BP)