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Northern Essex Community College
  • 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA 01830
  • 978-556-3000
  • Education | English as a Second or Other Language
Beginning ESOL Level 1
Program activities:

The Refugee English Language Success Level 1 program is a 20-week online program for Beginner English Language Learners (taught by a live instructor). It is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of refugees seeking beginner level English.

This program aims to provide a supportive and enriching learning environment, fostering language proficiency, cultural acclimatization, and overall community integration. The program will assist refugees with a successful transition to life in the United States, secure long-term employment, transition to career skills training or continue to college credit courses. The program is geared towards Beginner level only.

Throughout the program students will receive case management services, guidance, and referrals for support services. Upon completion students can access career readiness, job interviewing, resume building and job search skills through NECC and/or MassHire. Students will also be encouraged to continue with their language studies by enrolling in a higher-level course, ESOL Supported Career Skills course or Academic ESOL.

Learn more about the program here.


Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Refugees or Asylees, age 18 or older who are eligible to work in the US.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 25
Total hours: 6
Program duration: 20 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 1
Program start dates: May 6, 2024 – September 30, 2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
6:00 pm-9:00 pmBeginner ESOL
Is the program offered remotely? Yes
Is public transportation available? No

Location information:

Online (Zoom) N/A
Additional information about location:

Classes are held online (Zoom) with a live instructor.

Other requirements: Refugees or Asylees, age 18 or older - must be eligible to work in the US
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: ESOL Level I certification of completion
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Books a & Supplies
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Randall Correa
Telephone: 978-556-3322
Program code: NEC-IH-VT-ESOL-1
ABAWD Qualifying? No