General English Classes

ESOL Program

We offer 4 different English levels for adult English language learners. Classes follow a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule for a total of 5 hours of instruction per week. Morning classes are held from 9:30am-12:00pm and the evening classes are from 6:00pm-8:30pm  

How to Register

New students start taking classes in September and January, after registering and taking an assessment to determine their level. Registration sessions are held in August and January. All students must register before coming to class. For more information, please come to our office or call 617-623-6633. Hablamos español tambien.
Priority is given to students who live or work in Somerville, though we also welcome students live in surrounding cities, space permitting.
There is a $50 registration fee each semester, with scholarships available for residents of Somerville. The books for the courses cost $25.

How to Help

The majority of our classes are taught by volunteers, frequently working in pairs or teams of people with various levels of experience teaching.  If you are interested in teaching, please read more here.

Here are some other ways you can support our ESOL program as a volunteer:

  • Provide administrative support, calling students who have missed classes and helping out with rosters of attendance
  • Tutor a student

If you’re interested in helping in these or any other ways, please contact