English At Large …

… provides free, relevant, practical, and accessible services to adult immigrants and refugees in 21 communities in Middlesex County.  Our One-to-One Tutoring, Conversation Groups, Career Access Lab (CAL), Beginner English 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.  They are our greatest asset, and donate thousands of hours in service to the more than 500 learners who benefit from our programs each year.

  • More than 230 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 are highly educated, passionate in their commitment to our mission, and well-connected 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 21-community service area.

Our Learners…

  • Come to the United States from 40 different countries.
  • Speak 31 different languages and unique dialects.
  • 80% are female, 20% are male.
  • 60% are between 35-54 years of age.
  • 65% have a higher education degree, earned in their home country.
  • 60% have a household income under $30,000.
  • 40% 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 21 communities in Middlesex County, Massachusetts:

Acton
Arlington
Bedford
Belmont
Billerica
Burlington
Boxborough
Carlisle
Concord
Lexington
Lincoln
Littleton
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

We thank our sponsors

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Thank you Concord Carlisle Community Chest, for investing in the potential of local immigrants! #ESOL #community

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Learner graduates share their experience with their volunteer tutors.

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Certificates for our learner graduates. Excited for tomorrow’s event!

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We are still having some issues with our phones due to the Comcast outage. Please email us at info@englishatlarge.org Thank you for your patience!

Apply to Join @MIRACoalition NAIP @AmeriCorps for 2018-2019!
We are now recruiting applicants to serve with English At Large as an NAIP AmeriCorps Member. Learn more here: https://t.co/mP6GmFmeHn

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"Money spent improving the lives of local residents will pay dividends by enhancing the entire community as a place to live, visit, and do business" Bill Cummings, @cummingsdotcom Foundation co-founder and author of "Starting Small and Making It Big."#WednesdayWisdom

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Conversation Starters: News You Need to Hear from English At Large! https://t.co/oKpA74up45

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Happy to announce that I secured $100k in #SenBudget to support English language instruction for immigrants and refugees at @EnglishatLarge in #Woburn! #mapoli

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Thank you @CindyFriedmanMA for your leadership in securing the passage of amendment 292. A win for local #immigrants and for our communities! #SenBudget

.@EnglishAtLarge provides English language learners with the skills they need to thrive in their communities. I hope my amendment (#292) to support this organization is adopted by @MA_Senate -- tune in to our live stream to find out: #SenBudget #mapoli https://t.co/QJIubojHVD

Do you have a tried and true recipe you make for your Memorial Day celebrations? If you're looking for one, try our Culinary Arts Collection database. You'll find recipes a plenty, like this one for Apple Pie https://t.co/Ddd4TZqkJf

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Want to practice spoken English this summer? We still have openings in our Summer Conversation Groups in Belmont, Winchester and Woburn! Register here: https://t.co/dubCcQbuA4

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Thank you @SenJasonLewis for supporting EAL and important services for local immigrants with your fellow Senators @CindyFriedmanMA @BarrettSenate @JamieEldridgeMA

Happening now: Volunteer Networking event with presentation by Castel Law on immigration.

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We are grateful for the leadership of @CindyFriedmanMA @BarrettSenate @JamieEldridgeMA for their actions to help ensure that free, accessible programs remain available for immigrants in our community.

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