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English Classes for Adults

There are English (ESL) classes in Watertown and Waltham.  There are also many, many classes all around Boston.  For more classes, open the document called Boston-Area Literacy Organizations on the bottom of the page.  Things change very quickly so it's always best to call or email.

ESL Classes In Watertown and Waltham

·      Watertown Public Library Project Literacy English Classes

Call 617.924.8797 or email to make an appointment about registration, or stop by our office on the second floor of the library.

There is a waiting list so best register as soon as possible.  Classes start September, November and January. 


·      Watertown High School Conversation Group

Call  617.924.8797 or email for more information.

Drop in—anyone can come.

Thursday nights, 7-8:30 room 346 (3rd floor)

No classes during the summer.


·      Waltham Public Library

English Conversation Groups by English at Large (held at Waltham Public Library)

free conversation groups to adult intermediate and advanced English speakers.
Days and Times: During fall and spring sessions at various times during the week.
Contact: Register with English at Large, 781-395-2374,
Address: Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA Web Addresses:

English at Large

Course offerings: Individual and small group instruction in English and Literacy for adults.
Contact: 781-395-2374
Web address:

·      WATCH: Breaking Barriers

Course offerings: Classes and referrals at various levels in English, empowerment, life skills. Classes cost between $30- $60; Free Computer Classes
Contact: 781-891-6689
Address: 24 Crescent Street, Suite 401, Waltham MA 02453
Web address:


·      Hope International Church

Course offerings: ESL classes three evenings a week in July and August.
Contact: 781-891-5238
Address: 21 Bruce Rd., Waltham, MA 02453
Web address:

·      Online English Learning

There are many computer programs to help learn English:


 For a list of Boston Area Literacy Organizations, open the file below.



Miriam Shenitzer,
May 17, 2015, 12:22 PM