English as a Second Language (ESL) or English for Speakers of a Second Language (ESOL) are two common names for programs that can help you learn basic English.
In the classes you will learn:
- To read and write English
- Conversation skills
- Basic vocabulary words
Most classes are free. To find a class near you, you can:
- Contact a local career center
- Call the Massachusetts Adult Literacy hotline at (800) 447-8844
- Call the United Way’s Mass 2-1-1 line
Mass 2-1-1 has people who speak many languages to help you. Someone will answer the phone any day or time. Just dial 211 from any phone in Massachusetts.
If you are looking for immigration services, click here to view a list of Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee service agencies.