English At Large …

… provides free, accessible, high-quality services to adult immigrants in 24 communities across Greater Boston. Our One-to-One Tutoring, Conversation Groups, Career Access Lab (CAL), Beginner English, Caregiver and Workplace English Programs and Summer Book Groups give English language learners at all levels the knowledge, skills, tools, support and confidence they need to fully engage in their communities and move forward in their new life in the United States.

All of our services are delivered by volunteers, trained and supported by English At Large staff.  They are our greatest asset, and donate thousands of hours in service to the more than 400 learners who benefit from our programs each year.

  • More than 200 volunteers share their time, energy and knowledge as teachers and facilitators of our One-to-One Tutoring, Conversation Group and CAL Programs.
  • As many as 12 additional volunteers donate their time throughout the year in our office, and assist us with program planning, data management and learner assessments.

Our Volunteers…

…give life to our mission and work hard to ensure that EAL programs are of the highest quality and relevant for their learners.

  • EAL volunteers share a deep commitment to welcoming newcomers in their communities, and supporting their learner’s journey to learn English and to acclimate to life in the US and in their communities.
  • EAL volunteers bring a wealth of life experience to their roles, and share this freely with their learners.
  • EAL volunteers are natural ambassadors, not only for EAL, but also for the value that immigrants and refugees add to our society.

English At Large serves a highly diverse set of English language learners who live or work in our 24-community service area.

 

Our Learners…

  • Come to the United States from 48 different countries.
  • Speak 33 different languages and unique dialects.
  • 76% are female, 18% are male, 6% did not identify.
  • 60% are between 35-54 years of age.
  • 65% have a higher education degree, earned in their home country.
  • 46% have a household income under $30,000; 68% are under $45,000.
  • 30% are beginner English language learners.
  • 38% are unemployed and seeking work.
  • 37% are employed in positions well below their professional credentials.

Our Service Area

EAL Service Area Map

English At Large serves 24 communities in Greater Boston, Massachusetts:

Acton
Andover
Arlington
Bedford
Belmont
Billerica
Boxborough
Burlington
Carlisle
Chelmsford
Concord
Lexington
Lincoln
Littleton
Maynard
Medford
North Reading
Reading
Stoneham
Wakefield
Waltham
Wilmington
Winchester
Woburn

English At Large

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

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English learners! Did you know that your local public library has tools and resources to help you gain new skills and improve your English? And even better - you can get a library card for FREE! Visit your local library to learn more! ... See MoreSee Less

English learners! Did you know that your local public library has tools and resources to help you gain new skills and improve your English? And even better - you can get a library card for FREE! Visit your local library to learn more!
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English At Large offices are closed today in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Learn more about the importance of this day here: ow.ly/uuYb50Jzuxb ... See MoreSee Less

English At Large offices are closed today in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Learn more about the importance of this day here: http://ow.ly/uuYb50Jzuxb
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English learners! Today's video lesson with Bob the Canadian will teach you 8 mean English phrases that you should never say - but that are important for you to learn! www.youtube.com/watch?v=itbFvLiqoVw ... See MoreSee Less

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English learners! Today we are sharing a 15 minute morning pronunciation practice from Accent's Way English with Hadar. Regular practice will raise your skills and confidence! ow.ly/g1SQ50JxuVK ... See MoreSee Less

English learners! Today we are sharing a 15 minute morning pronunciation practice from Accents Way English with Hadar. Regular practice will raise your skills and confidence! http://ow.ly/g1SQ50JxuVK
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Last Friday, we celebrated the achievements of 34 Adult Learners, who worked with their volunteer tutors virtually during COVID-19. Congratulations to our Tutoring Program Graduates! View pictures from the event as well as the tribute video here: www.englishatlarge.org/2022-learner-graduation-event/ ... See MoreSee Less

Last Friday, we celebrated the achievements of 34 Adult Learners, who worked with their volunteer tutors virtually during COVID-19. Congratulations to our Tutoring Program Graduates! View pictures from the event as well as the tribute video here: http://www.englishatlarge.org/2022-learner-graduation-event/
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English learners! We will go out on a limb here and share these great plant idioms. Once you understand these common phrases everything will be coming up roses! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are proud and grateful to be a Community Endowment of Lexington grantee!Congratulations to our 2022 Grantees! Celebrating with them at the Lexington Community Center last night was wonderful. These nonprofits and town agencies will provide amazing programming to Lexington residents throughout the year. Thank you to them and all our board members: current, new and outgoing. For more info on CEL, including volunteer opportunities see www.foundationmw.org/give/town-funds/community-endowment-of-lexington/ ... See MoreSee Less

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English At Large is now accepting referrals for our Program for Afghan Learners (PAL). This 6-week, intensive Beginner English Program for Afghan Refugees is scheduled to start the week of July 11th. ... See MoreSee Less

English At Large is now accepting referrals for our Program for Afghan Learners (PAL). This 6-week, intensive Beginner English Program for Afghan Refugees is scheduled to start the week of July 11th.
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Congratulations Sarah A.! We can't wait to try the new flavor!It's official, we have a winner! Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest, whether by submitting a creative flavor or voting.

The winner is.... Sarah A. from Acton! The winning flavor is called BLACK HOLE! Dark chocolate base, marshmallow swirl, caramel swirl, iridescent edible glitter. This flavor will be created at West Side Creamery and available for purchase soon - stay tuned for that announcement!

A portion of the proceeds will go directly to English At Large , a local non-profit organization that provides important free, accessible important resources to adult immigrants.

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Congratulations Sarah A.! We cant wait to try the new flavor!
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English learners! Today's video is Part 2 of the American vs. British vs. Canadian Accent Battle from English with Lucy. Don't forget to try the free quiz included in the comments! ow.ly/YbTp50Jweh0 ... See MoreSee Less

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English learners! Today we are re-sharing this fun video from English with Lucy that shows some differences between American, British and Canadian English. Enjoy! ow.ly/QKRk50JwcTE ... See MoreSee Less

English learners! Today we are re-sharing this fun video from English with Lucy that shows some differences between American, British and Canadian English. Enjoy! http://ow.ly/QKRk50JwcTE
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English learners! We have openings in our Summer Book Group starting soon at the Andover Public Library! Register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmqvL65FkkOaCotkxctryrWDVh6fYlON-q3C086K97YjBqKQ/viewform ... See MoreSee Less

English learners! We have openings in our Summer Book Group starting soon at the Andover Public Library! Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmqvL65FkkOaCotkxctryrWDVh6fYlON-q3C086K97YjBqKQ/viewform
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Time to vote on your favorite flavor to support English At Large!Thank you to everyone who participated in our 3rd Annual Ice Cream Flavor Contest! We received over 50 flavor submissions with some VERY creative ideas and names that are truly out of this world. After an extensive internal voting process, we have narrowed it down to the final THREE flavors.

Now it's up to YOU to pick the winning flavor! Please vote for your top flavor choice below and spread the word! Final voting ends on TUESDAY, JUNE 7th at 5pm. One vote per person, please!

The winning flavor will be created at West Side Creamery and available for purchase for a limited time. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to English At Large , a local non-profit organization that provides free, accessible, high-quality services to adult immigrants across Greater Boston.

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English learners: Have you visited one of our National Parks? Learn about the National Park Service in the U.S. in this video lesson by Voice of America!
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