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YMCA of Greater Boston, Inc.
  • 3 Centre Plaza, Ste. 901, Boston, MA 02108
  • 617-542-1800
  • Education | English as a Second or Other Language
English as a Second Language
Program activities:

This part time curriculum is designed to support and enhance the language competencies developed in the core ESOL classes, which includes active listening skills, oral and written communication skills, reading comprehension and fluency, as well as vocabulary and grammar learning. Employability skills are carefully built into this curriculum and these skills include but not limited to goal setting, job search, job application, interview skills, and resume writing. Digital literacy skills are embedded in all levels of the curriculum. Flexibility and contextualization are key components as of the curriculum allowing for instruction that is responsive to student goals and individual language needs.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Immigrants (speakers of other languages) who reside in Massachusetts, Adult learners aged 18+ in the program come from more than 35 countries, and are currently unemployed or underemployed

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 30
Total hours: 7.5
Program duration: 34 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Number of cycles: 1
Program start dates: September 2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9:30am-12:00pmEnglish 4 Life & Work in the US, Workshops, other
1:00pm-3:30pmEnglish 4 Life & Work in the US, Workshops, other
6:00pm-8:30pmEnglish 4 Life & Work in the US, Workshops, other
Other Schedule Information: Closed July and August
Is the program offered remotely? Yes
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

100 Franklin Street, Lower Level,Boston, MA 02110 (Map use: 201 Devonshire Street) Site is accessible via public transportation.
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: Certificates given upon completion of levels
Other outcomes: Stackable Credential(s), Employment/Promotion, Improve English Language & Communication skills, Increase access to community resources, Stronger Employability

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
Test/License Fees
Donations from the Community
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Lancer Wang
Telephone: 617-990-1027
Program code: YMC-ILC-ESL
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes