English As a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Center for New Americans

For immigrants but will accept some F-2 or J-2 if space is available; usually long waiting lists. Classes are free. More information available on the Center for New American’s website.

Greenfield Community College (GCC)

Information on ESL classes at GCC can be found here

Holyoke Community College (HCC):

Information on ESL courses at HCC can be found here.

International Language Institute (ILI):

Intensive ESL course (6 week minimum). More information is available on the ILI website.

Jones Library:

A conversation circle is a weekly opportunity for intermediate and advanced-level speakers of English to practice speaking in an informal setting in-person and via Zoom. International visitors & immigrants are welcome. Conversation circles are open to intermediate and advanced level English Language speakers. For further details visit the Jones Library website, call (413) 259-3093, or email.

UMass Amherst:

If you are a UMass Student, check the English as a Second Language Program for course listings.

The ACLP is a conversationally-based program that introduces American cultural concepts with English language support. The program is open to all UMass, Amherst, & surrounding community members who speak English as an additional language: https://www.umass.edu/esl/ACLP