Community need

Immigrants and refugees without English skills cannot begin the process of moving forward in their new life in the United States.

In Massachusetts:

  • More than 600,000 residents are foreign born; 1 in 6 adults is an immigrant or refugee.
  • More than 250,000 do not speak English well enough to secure work or engage in community life. (Migration Policy Institute)
  • 16,000 remain on waitlists for free or sliding-fee programs, some for as long as 2 years. (The Boston Foundation)

In our Service Area:

  • 130,000 people, 26% of the total population in Middlesex County, are non-English speakers. (2015 American Community Survey)
  • Less than 10% of these adults are enrolled in programs to help them learn English. (The Boston Foundation)

These people do not have the English language skills they need to move forward with their lives.

They face the following barriers to reaching their personal and professional goals:

  • Difficulty obtaining employment, promotions, and/or raises
  • Not able to support their children in school and/or advocate on their behalf
  • Challenged to access community resources and services
  • Unable to communicate with physicians and/or mental health providers
  • Unprepared to take the U.S. Citizenship Exam (which is administered in English)
  • Isolated and not involved in the local community

English language instruction is key to overcoming these challenges. 

English At Large is the only organization in our service area that provides free one-to-one and small group English language instruction.  For many adults who want to learn English and struggle to learn in large, classroom-based settings we are their only option.

 

English At Large

800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5550
Woburn, MA 01801
tel : 781.395.2374
email : info@englishatlarge.org

We thank our sponsors

100k-for-100

Follow us on Twitter

Load More...

Like us on Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
2 weeks ago
English At Large

It was wonderful to return to the tradition of our annual Staff Outing! Big thanks to EAL volunteer Elisabeth for giving us the grand tour of Lexington, Massachusetts historic taverns! ... See MoreSee Less

It was wonderful to return to the tradition of our annual Staff Outing!  Big thanks to EAL volunteer Elisabeth for giving us the grand tour of Lexington, Massachusetts historic taverns!
3 weeks ago
English At Large

Happy Independence Day! Our offices are closed today for the 4th of July holiday. Our daily posts for English learners are on pause for the week. Check out our collection of learner resources here: ow.ly/KnIT50Foibx ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Independence Day! Our offices are closed today for the 4th of July holiday. Our daily posts for English learners are on pause for the week. Check out our collection of learner resources here:  http://ow.ly/KnIT50Foibx
4 weeks ago
English At Large

English learners! We're in the dog days of summer! But what does this mean? Why do we say this? Watch this short video to find out: ow.ly/D9ON50FmPMd ... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

4 weeks ago
English At Large

English learners! Are you struggling to express your opinion in English? This video has all of the vocabulary and a step by step guide to expressing your opinion in English. ow.ly/g2Je50Fk9j7 ... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

1 month ago
English At Large

Check out our June Newsletter: Conversation Starters - News you need to hear from English At Large! conta.cc/3ddc6lL ... See MoreSee Less

Check out our June Newsletter:  Conversation Starters - News you need to hear from English At Large! https://conta.cc/3ddc6lL
1 month ago
English At Large

Our $200,000 Sustaining Grant from the Cummings Foundation provides the stable resources we need to provide high-quality instructional programs for local immigrants. Special thanks to Cummings Properties Jeff Pelletier for delivering our annual installment in person! ... See MoreSee Less

Our $200,000 Sustaining Grant from the Cummings Foundation provides the stable resources we need to provide high-quality instructional programs for local immigrants. Special thanks to Cummings Properties Jeff Pelletier for delivering our annual installment in person!

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations!

1 month ago
English At Large

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about Cummings Foundation Senior Living and Community Giving!Please join Network for Social Justice and SCI Woburn on Wednesday, June 23 at 7 PM for a live Zoom conversation with Joyce and Bill Cummings about New Horizons at Choate retirement community in Woburn. This exceptional independent and assisted living community, strictly a not-for-profit organization, is owned and operated by Cummings Foundation.

Together with the New Horizons at Choate leadership team, Joyce and Bill will discuss the history and mission of New Horizons, as well as various living options and programs offered.

Invite a friend and bring your questions to learn more in what should be a very interactive presentation.

The event is free. Register: bit.ly/34vblj6
... See MoreSee Less

Dont miss this opportunity to learn more about Cummings Foundation Senior Living and Community Giving!

Comment on Facebook

Thanks so much for spreading the word — we really appreciate your support!

1 month ago
English At Large

English learners! Have you ever been in hot water? Brighten up! This list of idioms all about summer will help you find your place in the sun! ... See MoreSee Less

English learners!  Have you ever been in hot water? Brighten up! This list of idioms all about summer will help you find your place in the sun!
1 month ago
English At Large

English learners! What did you do last weekend? Listen to a 5-minute conversation with Todd and Shirley. What did Shirley do last weekend?
elllo.org/english/1301/T1345-Shirley-Weekend.htm
... See MoreSee Less

English learners!  What did you do last weekend?  Listen to a 5-minute conversation with Todd and Shirley.  What did Shirley do last weekend?
http://elllo.org/english/1301/T1345-Shirley-Weekend.htm
1 month ago
English At Large

English learners! Now that the weather is getting warmer, check out this video about summer vocabulary:
ow.ly/umjK50FcKxQ
... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

1 month ago
English At Large

English Learners! English for Everyone has a page of activities to help you practice your writing. Are you a beginner? Start here and answer the question "How Do You Relax?" ow.ly/7XnB50FbJcC ... See MoreSee Less

English Learners!  English for Everyone has a page of activities to help you practice your writing.  Are you a beginner?  Start here and answer the question How Do You Relax? http://ow.ly/7XnB50FbJcC
1 month ago
English At Large

English learners! Want to improve your English pronunciation? Check out this video from FluentU with over 20 examples that will help you improve your English pronunciation, as well as help you avoid mistakes when speaking English. ow.ly/4Igx50Fa8Ix ... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

1 month ago
English At Large

English learners! Learn ten essential phrasal verbs with this short video from FluentU! www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyStZpIUBEo ... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

2 months ago
English At Large

This event is a great opportunity to learn more about New Horizons, and the services it provides its residents as a nonprofit retirement community!Please join Network for Social Justice and SCI Woburn on Wednesday, June 23 at 7 PM for a live Zoom conversation with Joyce and Bill Cummings about New Horizons at Choate retirement community in Woburn. This exceptional independent and assisted living community, strictly a not-for-profit organization, is owned and operated by Cummings Foundation.

Together with the New Horizons at Choate leadership team, Joyce and Bill will discuss the history and mission of New Horizons, as well as various living options and programs offered.

Invite a friend and bring your questions to learn more in what should be a very interactive presentation.

The event is free. Register: bit.ly/34vblj6
... See MoreSee Less

This event is a great opportunity to learn more about New Horizons, and the services it provides its residents as a nonprofit retirement community!
Load more

 

Subscribe to our newsletter

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: English At Large, 800 West Cummings Park, Woburn, MA, 01801, http://www.englishatlarge.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact