Please note:  In response to the COVID-19 crisis, EAL offices are currently closed and all programming is suspended.  EAL staff are working remotely and can be reached by phone or email. 

 

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Each year our trained volunteers provide free one-to-one English language tutoring and small group instruction to hundreds of adult learners in 21 Boston-area cities and towns, helping them improve their English language skills, adapt to American life, and participate in their communities.

 

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WMHS will be open Mon-Fri to serve meals, from 11 am - 1 pm, to any WPS student. Meals will be served from main lobby. Spread the word. Meals also served at same times from the Alta Vesta Elementary school. Families can go to either, not based on where children attend school.

Due to current guidance from public health officials and in the interest of protecting our staff and patrons, the Winchester Public Library will be CLOSED from Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, March 29.

Attention collectors: We have Boston sports memorabilia up for bid in our online auction! Your high bids help our hometown teams support local services! https://t.co/iA18DnLCYi

Want to stay connected and key an eye on things? Got it - and you can get it with your high bid in the EAL online auction!https://t.co/xgM2ejtQTd

Tickets, Please! English At Large's 2020 Auction has the perfect night out at the MRT in Lowell: https://t.co/Nu64EdEGKw
MUST-SEE shows at the Huntington Theatre Company:
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1776 is more relevant than ever at the A.R.T. in Cambridge:
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Happening now: CAL Resume Review Event at @BurlPubLib! Big thanks to today’s volunteers for supporting our learners as they work to advance their career in the U.S.

Lots of 🔥 HOT NEW ITEMS 🔥 ready for your high bid at EAL's 2020 Auction! This could be your chance to score a weekend getaway🏝️ treat yourself to a special night out 🎉 or try something completely new 😍 Share with friends, family and coworkers: https://t.co/03oJDQs5RJ

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2 days ago

English At Large

Proud of the contributions of our New American Integration Program AmeriCorps members and all those who volunteer in service to others!“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.”
This Women’s History Month, we celebrate the women who volunteer with us to help immigrants achieve the dream of citizenship. Your contribution is helping to build a better future for everyone- thank you!

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Proud of the contributions of our New American Integration Program AmeriCorps members and all those who volunteer in service to others!

4 days ago

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Here's something we can all do to help keep resources available in our communities: Complete the 2020 Census! my2020census.gov/ ... See MoreSee Less

Heres something we can all do to help keep resources available in our communities:  Complete the 2020 Census! https://my2020census.gov/

4 days ago

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A new state resource from a trusted source of news and vital information.The Baker-Polito Administration just announced a new “Alerts MA” texting service to allow Massachusetts residents to receive latest updates and information about COVID-19 from trusted sources. To sign up, text “COVIDMA” to 888-777. ... See MoreSee Less

A new state resource from a trusted source of news and vital information.

6 days ago

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Important assistance is available for those who need to apply for unemployment.Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Virtual Town Halls

In order to better meet the needs of customers whose employment has been affected by the coronavirus, DUA will be hosting daily town hall meetings where they will take constituents through a step by step process of achieving a successful unemployment claim and taking questions from claimants across the Commonwealth.

A web link to the daily visual presentation can be viewed here: video.teleforumonline.com/video/streaming.php?client=19218.

You can also download the step by step presentation by going here: www.mass.gov/doc/how-to-file-a-new-unemployment-claim/download.

Sign up information for the virtual town hall here: www.mass.gov/forms/massachusetts-department-of-unemployment-assistance-dua-virtual-town-halls.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:30 PM
Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM - Spanish Town Hall
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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Important assistance is available for those who need to apply for unemployment.

2 weeks ago

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A reminder for our learners: Your local public library is still a resource for you to help you find ways to practice your English! If you have a library card, you can access materials online, watch movies and videos on Hoopla, Kanopy and much more! ... See MoreSee Less

A reminder for our learners:  Your local public library is still a resource for you to help you find ways to practice your English! If you have a library card, you can access materials online, watch movies and videos on Hoopla, Kanopy and much more!

2 weeks ago

English At Large

In response to directives from our state government, and in the best interest of our staff, volunteers and learners, we are suspending all in-person program activities for the next 2 weeks. We will be reaching out to our volunteers to provide ideas and guidance on how to engage with learners during these challenging times. EAL offices are closed through March 30th; staff will be working remotely and can be reached by phone and email. We encourage everyone to take action to safe and be well. ... See MoreSee Less

In response to directives from our state government, and in the best interest of our staff, volunteers and learners, we are suspending all in-person program activities for the next 2 weeks.  We will be reaching out to our volunteers to provide ideas and guidance on how to engage with learners during these challenging times.  EAL offices are closed through March 30th;  staff will be working remotely and can be reached by phone and email. We encourage everyone to take action to safe and be well.

2 weeks ago

English At Large

Dear Learners and Volunteers: Most of our partner libraries are following guidance from local health officials and closing for at least the next 2 weeks. For this reason, EAL group programs at these libraries are suspended. We will make an announcement on the status of our spring groups on April 1st. Acton Memorial Library Billerica Public Library Burlington Public Library Robbins Library Cary Memorial Library Concord Free Public LibraryWinchester Public Library ... See MoreSee Less

Dear Learners and Volunteers: Most of our partner libraries are following guidance from local health officials and closing for at least the next 2 weeks.  For this reason, EAL group programs at these libraries are suspended.  We will make an announcement on the status of our spring groups on April 1st. Acton Memorial Library Billerica Public Library Burlington Public Library Robbins Library Cary Memorial Library Concord Free Public LibraryWinchester Public Library

2 weeks ago

English At Large

Following the directive of their local governments, many of our partner libraries are suspending group programs. These include Concord Free Public Library, Robbins Library Fox Branch Library in Arlington,and Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts Conversation Groups at these sites will be suspended for the rest of the semester. EAL staff will be emailing our learners other options to continue practicing their speaking and listening skills. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding! ... See MoreSee Less

Following the directive of their local governments, many of our partner libraries are suspending group programs. These include Concord Free Public Library, Robbins Library Fox Branch Library in Arlington,and Cary Memorial Library  in Lexington, Massachusetts  Conversation Groups at these sites will be suspended for the rest of the semester. EAL staff will be emailing our learners other options to continue practicing their speaking and listening skills.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding!

2 weeks ago

English At Large

Program Update: The Reading Public Library is suspending all group programs. For this reason, our Tuesday evening Conversation Group is cancelled for the remainder of the spring semester. We will be emailing the learners in that group suggestions on how to continue their English speaking practice while the program is on hiatus. Thank you for your patience! ... See MoreSee Less

Program Update:  The Reading Public Library is suspending all group programs.  For this reason, our Tuesday evening Conversation Group is cancelled for the remainder of the spring semester.  We will be emailing the learners in that group suggestions on how to continue their English speaking practice while the program is on hiatus.  Thank you for your patience!

2 weeks ago

English At Large

Important Announcement: Brandeis and Tufts Universities have suspended all community programs in response to the escalating coronavirus outbreak. For this reason, the EAL Beginner English Program is cancelled for the remainder of the academic year. We apologize for this inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less

Important Announcement:  Brandeis and Tufts Universities have suspended all community programs in response to the escalating coronavirus outbreak.  For this reason, the EAL Beginner English Program is cancelled for the remainder of the academic year.  We apologize for this inconvenience.
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