ESL Classes in the Worcester Area

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Revised5/5/14

Adult Learning Center
Worcester Public Schools
Worcester Public Schools - ESL Classes
484 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
508-799-3090

Entry Guidelines:
Age 16+
No fee
Any language
1 - 2 month waiting period
No summer classes
Must take assessment test

Other Programs: GED

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ACE - African Community Education Program
ESL program runs 3 days a week at 24 Chatham St (the Fanning Building)

Contact:
(508) 799-3564

Entry Guidelines:

Ongoing registration
No cost

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Belmont Street Baptist Church
25 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-753-0312

Entry Guidelines:
No fee for services, minor fee for books
Call for exact time of classes and for more information,
ask for Rev. Norberto Soto

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Clark University - COPACE - ESL
American Language and Culture Institute
http://copace.clarku.edu/esl/index.cfm
950 Main Street
Jonas Clark Hall, Rm 116
Worcester, MA 01610
508-793-7794
Contact: Jeannie

Office hours:  9:00-4:30

Entry Guidelines:
$430 fee
High school education
No language restriction
No waiting period
Must take placement test

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Elm Park Community School
Sponsored by the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center
23 North Ashland
Worcester, MA 01609
508-799-3568

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30

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ESL Group Conversation Classes
Offered by Kellie Szerlag and Keighly Tougias

For a fee:
One-on-one ESL tutoring
Test prep for TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT, GMAT, GRE, and more

Contact:
kellie.szerlag@gmail.com
k.shealy@yahoo.com

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Intensive English Language Institute
http://ieli.worcester.edu/
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street, 4th Floor
Worcester MA 01602
508-929-8127
Contact: Leah Guzman, Program Coordinator
Leah.Guzman@worcester.edu

Entry Guidelines:
Age 17+
$315/class, some discounts may apply
Multi-level, day and night classes available
No waiting list

Other Programs:
iBT TOEFL Preparation
Pronunciation classes
Business English

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Latino Education Institute
http://www.worcester.edu/LEI/default.aspx
537 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 798-6507 x. 106
Contact: Steven Favulli, Jr., Program Coordinator

Entry Guidelines:
ESL Program, No GED
Tuesdays & Thursdays

Classes held at:
Sullivan Building
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602

Must be over 18 years of age, undocumented OK
No cost
Registration ongoing

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Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester
http:// www.LVGW.org
3 Salem Square, Room 332 (3rd floor of the Worcester Public Library)
Worcester MA 01608
508-754-8056
Email: Info@lvgw.org

Entry Guidelines:
No fee for one-on-one tutoring
Donations cccepted for group classes
No language restrictions
Age 18+

ESL Programs:
One-on-one Tutoring (waitlist: 6 mo - 1 year)
Small Group Classes – 6 and 12 week semesters

Other Programs:
Tutor Training
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Lutheran Community Services
http://www.lssne.org/default.aspx
51 Union Street, Suite 222
Worcester, MA 01608
508-754-1121

Entry Guidelines:
No fee
Age 18+
No language restrictions
Waiting period depends on space and number of classes

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Marie Anne Center
http://www.marieannecenter.org/
236 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-736-6986
508-736-6987 (Spanish)
E-Mail: mac@ssaweb.org

Entry Guidelines:
$20 registration fee
$30 book fee
Fall and winter semesters
No summer classes

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Quinsigamond Community College
Adult Community Learning Center
751 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-751-7910
E-Mail: kateanderson@qcc.mass.edu


Entry Guidelines:
Age 16+
No fees
Waiting list depends on level, but average wait is one year


ESL Programs: ESL levels 1, 2, 3, and 4: M-W-F, 12-3pm and T-W-TH, 6-9pm
Other Programs:
•  ABE, Pre-GED, GED, Adult Basic Education: M-W-F, 9am-1pm and M-T-W-TH, 6-9pm
•  GED online Prep
•  ESL for Healthcare: M-F, 9am-2pm
•  Transitions to college
•  Advising


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Quinsigamond Community College and Boys & Girls Club
65 Tainter St.
Worcester, MA 01610

Contact:

Deborah Gonzalez
508-579-4464
dgonzalez@qcc.mass.edu

Entry Guidelines:
Required placement test and orientation sessions for new students
Books & workbooks free
Bus passes provided, and child care details will be provided during the testing dates

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Refugee Apostolate (formerly Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Our Hope)
http://www.urbanmissionaries.com/

242 Canterbury St.
Worcester, MA 01603
508-831-7455

Entry Guidelines:
No fee
Spring and summer classes only; call for more information

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Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center
240 Main Street, Suite 802
Worcester, MA  01608
508-756-7557

ESL Assistance Available

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St. Bernard’s Church Rectory
236 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-736-6986

Contact: Sister Michelle

Entry Guidelines:
Ongoing registration
$20 registration fee
Book = $30

Classes:
Begin in September and January

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St. Peter's Church
929 Main Street
Worcester MA 01610
508-752-4674
Contact: Amy Neville

Entry Guidelines:
$20 enrollment fee
No summer classes
No waiting list

4 different levels of English offered:
Basic, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, and Advanced
Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm AND
Mon, Wed & Fri 9:00 - 11:00pm for Spanish speaking learners

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Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts
http://www.seacma.org/
Denholm Building
484 Main St., Suite 400
Worcester, MA 01608
508-791-4373
E-Mail: info@seacma.org

Entry Guidelines:
Free
Age 18+

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Training Resources of America
http://www.tra-inc.org/
2 Foster St., 3rd floor
Worcester, MA 01608

Contact:
508-753-2991
Michael Pellegrini
Cynthia Vlasapy, Coordinator

Entry Guidelines:

No cost
Registration ongoing
Must call to schedule an intake (interview and testing)
Must be over 16 years of age
Programs:
ESOL Improve your English skills (Reading, Writing and Speaking)

Career Pathways Program (must have moderate English speaking skills):
Become familiar with Basic Manufacturing Skills, i.e., electrical schematics, cable & wire harness assembly

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Victory In Christ / Victory Center
http://www.victory-in-christ.org/
371 Pleasant St
Worcester, MA 01609

Contact:
Pastor Muriel Sanborn
508-795-7313
Email: pastormurielvic@aol.com

Entry Guidelines:

ESL for Adults only
No cost
No childcare is available
Pre-registration required

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Worcester Family Partnership
Worcester Family Partnership
130 Leeds St.
Worcester, MA 01606
508-799-3136
E-Mail: wfp@worcesterfamilypartnership.org

Entry Guidelines
No fee
Must have child under age 8
Worcester resident
Classes during regular school year only
10 - 20 person wait list

Other Programs: GED

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Worcester Housing Authority
32 Great Brook Valley Ave.
Worcester, MA
508-635-3306

ESL Classes:
Mon, Wed, Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
September through June, follows Worcester Public School schedule

FREE to any WHA Resident