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English At Large provides free English language tutoring to adult English language learners. Learners must live or work within our 21-town service area.

Our individualized tutoring program provides English language lessons that allow learners to progress according to their own goals and at their own rate. Learners and tutors meet for about two hours each week at a convenient time in a public place, such as a local library.

Learners in our tutoring program will be matched with an English At Large-trained volunteer for 100 hours or one year of tutoring, whichever comes first. Tutors and learners decide on meeting dates, times, and duration, usually meeting once or twice a week.

This program is free of cost to participants. To be eligible for our One-to-One Tutoring Program, the learner must:

  • Plan to live in the United States for more than five years
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Live or work in one of the 21 communities we serve
  • Not be currently enrolled in high school or college classes
  • Not have a degree from a US college or university
  • Agree to meet regularly with their tutor and agree to all program requirements
  • Meet English Language level requirements (based on test given by English At Large)

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We have many people on our waitlist, and learners will wait 12-14 months for a tutor.

Thank you for your understanding. Please use our resources page to find other program options and ways to start learning now!

If you have questions, please call our office at 781-395-2374.

Tutoring Program Requirements:

Tutoring Program Learners are expected to:

  • Commit at least 2 hours (weekly) to tutoring (scheduled with your tutor)
  • Commit at least 2 more hours (weekly) to practice English and complete homework the tutor assigns.
  • Arrive on time to tutoring meetings
  • Take annual tests to assess English advancement while in the program.

 

If you have questions, please call our office at 781-395-2374.

English At Large

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

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Do you enjoy meeting new people and learning about different cultures? We are looking for a volunteer co-facilitator for our Woburn, Massachusetts Evening Conversation Group! In this role you will get to work with one of our experienced facilitators and receive full training and support from EAL staff. Call us at 781-395-2374 or email programs@englishatlarge.org for more information! Woburn Public Library Woburn 411 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our learners work hard with their volunteer tutors to acquire the English they need to reach their life goals! We were so happy to see Olga M. this morning, and to have the opportunity to present her with her Tutoring Graduation certificate. Congratulations Olga! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's not too late to support EAL through the @StopandShop Community Bag Program! Purchase a bag at the Woburn store in July or use the tag from a bag purchased at any location to support EAL! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you @CindyFriedmanMA for being a champion for local immigrants!

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Going to a BBQ or on a road trip this weekend? Pick up your reusable $2.50 Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 2 Elm Street, Woburn MA in July and English At Large will receive a $1 donation! Buy yours today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you seen these great bags at your local Stop & Shop? Pick up a few at the Woburn store in July and support English At Large! More convenient to shop in a different community? Use the tag to designate your support! Thanks to our bag models, summer interns Jay, Talia and Gia and Na'tisha, our New American Integration Program AmeriCorps member! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are currently recruiting volunteers for our Burlington, Massachusetts group!Are you looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Consider becoming a Conversation Group Facilitator for our community partners at English At Large There's an immediate need for facilitators for the Monday evening group that meets at the Burlington Public Library. To apply, visit www.englishatlarge.org/volunteer-opportunities/ and complete a volunteer inquiry. Burlington Cable Access Television Burlington, MA Local Social ... See MoreSee Less

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