ESL Classes in Worcester

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Revised 9/19/14

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
Must take assessment test

Other Programs: HiSET

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ACE - African Community Education Program
ESL program runs 3 days a week at 24 Chatham St (the Fanning Building)
(508) 799-3564

Entry Guidelines:

Ongoing registration
No cost

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Ascentria Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Community Services for New Americans)
http://www.lssne.org/default.aspx
11 Shattuck Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Contact:
Monica Bond
508) 754-1121 x440
mbond@lssne.org

Entry Guidelines:
No fee
Ongoing registration
Classes offered Mon - Fri 9:00 to 4:30 pm


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

Contact:
Reverend Norbert 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

Contact: 
Jean McNeill
(508) 793-7794

Fee: $435 for 2 five-hour classes per week
Classes held during Fall and Spring semesters

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Clinton Adult Learning Center
150 School Street
Clinton, MA  01510
(978) 365-4226

ESL Classes:
Mon and Wed 6 - 9 pm
Tues and Thurs 9 - 12 pm

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Community Builders of Plumley Village East*
16 Laurel Street
Worcester, MA  01608
(508) 770-0508

ESL Classes:
Tuesday and Thursday 6 - 8 pm

FREE

*Only for Plumley Village Residents

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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

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ESL Group Conversation Classes
Offered by Kellie Szerlag and Keighly Tougias
kellie.szerlag@gmail.com
k.shealy@yahoo.com

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

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Intensive English Language Institute
http://ieli.worcester.edu/
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street, 4th Floor
Worcester MA 01602
(508) 929-8120

Contact:
Leah Guzman, Program Coordinator
Leah.Guzman@worcester.edu

Intensive ESL Program:
3 semesters: Spring, Fall & Summer
Mon, Wed & Fri
8:15 am - 12:15 pm
Tues and Thurs
1 - 5 pm

Other Programs:
TOEFL Clinics
Grammar & Writing
Reading: Strategies for Success
Conversation through Reading
Business English

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Latino Education Institute
537 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602

Contact:
Josefina Falero, Program Coordinator
(508) 798-6507 x 103
jfalero@worcester.edu

ESL Program: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6 - 8:30 pm

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

and

Satellite Office:
90 Madison Street, Room 303A
Worcester, MA  01608

ESL Programs:
One-on-one Tutoring and
Small Group Classes: 6 and 12 week semesters

No fee for one-on-one tutoring
No language restrictions
Age 18+

Other Programs:
Tutor Training

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Quinsigamond Community College
Adult Basic Education (ABE) at the Training and Education Center 
25 Federal Street

Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 751-7910


Contact:
Kate Anderson
kateanderson@qcc.mass.edu


ESL for Employment with Focus on Health Professions:  
Mon- Fri  8:30 am to 12:30 pm

ESL Multi-level Program:
Tues, Wed, Thurs

FREE
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Quinsigamond Community College
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606


Contact:
Antonella Leal
(508) 801-1574
aleal6@qmail.qcc.edu


ESL Classes:
Straight Up Cafe
791 Main Street
Worcester, MA  01610

No fee; suggested book donation of $40

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QCC at the Boys & Girls Club
65 Tainter St.
Worcester, MA 01610

Contact:

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

ESL Classes:
October to December (4 hours per week)

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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QCC at Great Brook Valley*
180 Constitution Avenue
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 635-3358

ESL Classes:
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

FREE

*Open to Great Brook Valley residents only
Also offering HiSET Prep classes

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Refugee Apostolate (formerly Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Hope)
http://www.urbanmissionaries.com/
242 Canterbury Street
Worcester, MA 01603

Contact: 
Kathy
(508) 831-7455

Beginner ESL classes offered at no cost

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

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St. Bernard’s Church Rectory
Marie Ann Center
236 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 736-6986

Contact: Monde
(508) 425-9254

ESL Classes:
Mon and Wed evenings
6:30 to 8:30 pm

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

Contact: 
Amy Neville
508-752-4674

Entry Guidelines:
$25 enrollment fee

4 different levels of English offered:
Basic, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, and Advanced
Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm

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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
info@seacma.org

ESL Classes:
Tues and Thurs evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 pm and
Tues, Wed, Thurs from 9 - 11:30 am

FREE
Ongoing registration
Placement test required


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

Contact:
Cynthia Vlasapy, Coordinator
(508) 753-2993

Entry Guidelines:

FREE
Registration ongoing
Must call to schedule an intake (interview and testing)
Must be over 16 years of age

ESL Classes:
Tues, Wed and Thurs 3:30 - 7:45 pm

Career Pathways Course (for ESL students with moderately good English 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
pastormurielvic@aol.com

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Worcester Family Partnership
Worcester Family Partnership
130 Leeds St.
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3136
wfp@worcesterfamilypartnership.org

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Worcester Housing Authority (Worcester Public Schools Adult Learning Center)
32 Great Brook Valley Ave.
Worcester, MA
(508) 635-3306

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

FREE to any WHA Resident
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Worcester State University
Intergenerational Urban Institute
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA  01602
(508) 929-8978

Conversational English Tutoring FREE

Elders especially welcome