English At Large …

… provides free, practical, and accessible English language instruction to refugee and immigrant adults in 21 Boston area communities.

Our vision is that newcomers to the United States will develop the English language skills and acquire the cultural knowledge they need to fully engage in their communities and fulfill their life goals.

We help our learners overcome language barriers, so that they can get find jobs, adjust to their new environment, obtain community services, access health care and advocate for their children at school.

  • Founded in 1970 by Lexington resident Mildred Gilman
  • A volunteer-based organization
  • Now serves 21 communities
  • Has helped more than 10,000 local adult learners
  • Small professional staff with hundreds of trained volunteers providing:
    • One-to-one English tutoring
    • Group conversation practice
    • Basic English classes

Our Volunteers …

  • receive training and ongoing support
  • provide customized individual and small-group instruction targeted at learners’ goals
  • have an array of backgrounds
  • are committed to learner success

Our Learners …

… come from more than fifty countries around the world. English At Large learners live or work in the following communities:

Our Supporters …

… make everything possible. They include the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Acton-Boxborough United Way, and an array of businesses, associations, and individual contributors.

English At Large

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

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Hungry? Bring your appetite and this flyer to @NYAJoes Burlington and 15% of your bill will support local English language programs!

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Support EAL Today at @NYAJoes Burlington! Enjoy a great meal and 15% of your tab supports English language programs in your community!

Support EAL Today at @NYAJoes Burlington!  Enjoy a great meal and 15% of your tab supports English language programs in your community!

Our Fall Conversation Group registration is now closed, with more than 300 English language learners enrolled in 26 groups across our service area! Now that's something to talk about!

Tuesdays at @NYAJoes Burlington benefits EAL! Dine in and 15% of your bill will support programs for immigrants in your community!

Tuesdays at @NYAJoes Burlington benefits EAL!  Dine in and 15% of your bill will support programs for immigrants in your community!

Conversation Starters: News You Need to Hear from English At Large! https://t.co/JHj2JbtLWk

Conversation Starters:  News You Need to Hear from English At Large! https://t.co/JHj2JbtLWk

We were so excited to welcome 8 new Conversation Group facilitators to our training yesterday! Fall groups begin this week!

We were so excited to welcome 8 new Conversation Group facilitators to our training yesterday! Fall groups begin this week!
We were so excited to welcome 8 new Conversation Group facilitators to our training yesterday! Fall groups begin this week!

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EAL Learner and Tutor Lemonade - Next Week! https://t.co/8vsvlARWr3

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Our survey is now closed! Thanks to all who took the time to tell us about your connection to EAL. We will be following up with you soon.

Our 2017 Survey will close on July 10th! Don't miss this chance to tell us how you want to connect! https://t.co/DkcovCu0LK

Our 2017 Survey will close on July 10th!  Don't miss this chance to tell us how you want to connect! https://t.co/DkcovCu0LK

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