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…

  • Came to the United States from 40 different countries.
  • Speak 31 diverse 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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Happening now: our annual Volunteer Appreciation Open House!

Happening now: our annual Volunteer Appreciation Open House!
Happening now: our annual Volunteer Appreciation Open House!
Happening now: our annual Volunteer Appreciation Open House!

Big thanks to our @cummingsdotcom neighbor Affinity L&B for your generous donation of a much-needed file cabinet for our office!

Big thanks to our @cummingsdotcom neighbor Affinity L&B for your generous donation of a much-needed file cabinet for our office!

NEW CHART: Christmas Vocabulary in English
(This is the non-religious version of Christmas)

More vocabulary and details about Christmas Traditions here:
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Try our interactive game:
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NEW CHART: Christmas Vocabulary in English
(This is the non-religious version of Christmas)

More vocabulary and details about Christmas Traditions here: 
https://t.co/6Y6H2uXAGZ

Try our interactive game:
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Can you get 20 out of 20 correct?

Your donation of $25 per month supports a full year of Conversation Groups. Your gift builds vocabulary, increases cultural understanding and speaking confidence for an English language learner in your community! https://t.co/AlHaD6RIFD

Your donation of $25 per month supports a full year of Conversation Groups.  Your gift builds vocabulary, increases cultural understanding and speaking confidence for an English language learner in your community! https://t.co/AlHaD6RIFD
Your donation of $25 per month supports a full year of Conversation Groups.  Your gift builds vocabulary, increases cultural understanding and speaking confidence for an English language learner in your community! https://t.co/AlHaD6RIFD
Your donation of $25 per month supports a full year of Conversation Groups.  Your gift builds vocabulary, increases cultural understanding and speaking confidence for an English language learner in your community! https://t.co/AlHaD6RIFD

“It has been life-changing to be able to communicate with other people in English after living in the U.S. for more than 10 years without speaking English."
~Maria, a learner from Lexington. Make your donation today!

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Tutor volunteers like Jane not only teach English; they share cultural knowledge and support the achievement of each learner's life goals. Our volunteers donate more than 6,000 hours of service each year, to more than double the impact of your gift! https://t.co/NzCus5seZk

Tutor volunteers like Jane not only teach English; they share cultural knowledge and support the achievement of each learner's life goals.  Our volunteers donate more than 6,000 hours of service each year, to more than double the impact of your gift! https://t.co/NzCus5seZk

Kathy and Babak came to the U.S. from Iran in 2010. "When we came here we didn’t have anything and it was hard” explains Kathy. “We didn’t know English, and it was horrible.” Support their learning today. https://t.co/EXlPleozIn

Kathy and Babak came to the U.S. from Iran in 2010. "When we came here we didn’t have anything and it was hard” explains Kathy. “We didn’t know English, and it was horrible.” Support their learning today.  https://t.co/EXlPleozIn

Support Life-Changing Services for Immigrants in Your Community! https://t.co/rVGvaB8jyD

Support Life-Changing Services for Immigrants in Your Community! https://t.co/rVGvaB8jyD

We are so thankful to have today to spend with our friends and families! Our offices will reopen Monday, November 27th at 9am.

We are so thankful to have today to spend with our friends and families!  Our offices will reopen Monday, November 27th at 9am.

Happy Thanksgiving to our wonderful English At Large family!

Happy Thanksgiving to our wonderful English At Large family!

We are also thankful for the hundreds of local immigrants who turn to EAL each year to learn English and gain the skills and knowledge they need to begin a new life in the U.S.

We are also thankful for the hundreds of local immigrants who turn to EAL each year to learn English and gain the skills and knowledge they need to begin a new life in the U.S.

We are so thankful for our wonderful volunteers, who give life to our mission!

We are so thankful for our wonderful volunteers, who give life to our mission!

Many EAL programs are delivered at your local library. We are thankful to have them as partners in our work!

Many EAL programs are delivered at your local library.  We are thankful to have them as partners in our work!

EAL has a real culture of gratitude, inspired by our amazing volunteers and our loyal supporters. We are thankful to partner with such talented, committed and caring people who share time, talents and resources to make a positive difference for others.

Why do you feel thankful?

EAL has a real culture of gratitude, inspired by our amazing volunteers and our loyal supporters.  We are thankful to partner with such talented, committed and caring people who share time, talents and resources to make a positive difference for others.

Why do you feel thankful?

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