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

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Thanks to @FlatbreadBedfrd @Seasons52 @BurlPubLib @MarketBasket for helping us celebrate our wonderful volunteers! #weloveourvolunteers #volunteerappreciation

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Some of our partner libraries may open late due to the storm. EAL programs should call to check opening times. #noreaster

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We are excited to welcome our newest volunteer tutors! Thank you for sharing your time and talents to support local English language learners. You are making our communities stronger everyday.

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#VeteransDay2018 honors those who serve to protect freedom. Check your local city or town website for local events happening today!

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Together we can protect people from immigration scams and help residents get the real legal aid they need. We met with volunteers and mentors at @EnglishAtLarge today to talk about the unlicensed practice of immigration law and raise awareness of this dangerous scam.

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Happening now: Our annual full day training conference for our volunteers:Volunteer Development Day! Thank you @MassAGO @BUWheelock

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Did you hear? Now through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to English at Large Inc. when you shop at https://t.co/Kb2UGabCET. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile

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We will continue to stand against hate and bigotry, as we gather with our neighbors to share love and promote understanding. #liveslostheartsbroken #NoHateNotHereNotEver

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TUNE IN! Bill Cummings will be featured this Friday, 10/12 at 7:30 PM by @WCVBon a @Chronicle5 segment about local people who are living their dreams.

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Happy to offer this 8 week citizenship course a the Woburn Public Library with partners @EnglishAtLarge and #ymcainternationallearningcenter. If you know anybody who needs this course, please pass it along. RT? Thx! @SCIWoburn @WoburnSchools @WoburnWelcomes @CardoSoWhat

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Bring your passion for education and supporting the potential of local immigrants to work! EAL is now hiring a Programs & Database Manager! https://t.co/tRhHut1Vqk

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Join us in Woburn to to meet the people making a difference in your community with English At Large! https://t.co/cIpH7s3x1a

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Wednesdays 10:30a-12p @BurlPubLib & @EnglishAtLarge offer #FREE conversation groups practice speaking #English https://t.co/Bgm2xED6OI conversation-groups or 781-395-2374

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