Beginner English Classes

Program Overview

English At Large offers free Beginner English classes at two locations in our service area.  Instruction focuses on basic survival English skills:  greetings and introductions, people in the family, places in the home and community, numbers, time, money, and everyday activities.

Classes follow a 12-week fall and spring academic year schedule. We currently offer classes in two communities in our service area, with plans to expand to other, high-need communities in the near future.

Classes are 90-minutes long and meet on two weekdays each week, providing a total of 36 hours of instruction per semester.  Classes are taught by a team of English At Large volunteer teachers.


Beginner English Class at Tufts University in Medford
(October to April schedule)

The Medford class is offered through a partnership with Tufts ESL and English At Large, to serve learners from Medford and neighboring communities.  Classes are taught by a team of Tufts student volunteers, and follow the Tufts University academic year calendar.


Beginner English Class at Acton Memorial Library in Acton
(January to December schedule)

The Acton class serves Beginner learners in Acton and neighboring communities.  Classes are held at Acton Memorial Library, and taught by a team of English At Large volunteer teachers.

The Acton class runs from January – December 2024.
After a summer break, the class continues in September.

The current Beginner English classes are fully enrolled, with a waiting list to join.  To receive information when registration opens again for these and any new Beginner English classes, please fill out a short interest form through the link below.

Interested in Beginner English Classes

Beginner English Learners are encouraged to apply for the One-to-One Tutoring Program. 

There is currently a 12-month wait to enroll in the program.

Register for the Tutoring Waitlist here:

Register for Tutoring Waitlist

Questions?  Please call the English At Large office at 781-395-2374


English At Large

800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5550
Woburn, MA 01801
tel : 781.395.2374
email :

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