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Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.
  • 75 Federal Street, 3rd Fl., Boston, MA 02110
  • 617-399-3131
  • Education | English as a Second or Other Language
English for Advancement (EfA)
Program activities:

Students enrolled in EfA receive up to 9 hours of contextualized English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes each week. These classes focus on workplace readiness skills, interview practice, and grammar and vocabulary used in the workplace. In addition, students meet individually with a designated career coach to create an Employment Plan, write a resume, apply for jobs and practice for interviews.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Adult (age 18+) English language learners (ELLs) living in the Greater Boston area, who are un- or under-employed, and seeking services to move into, or up in, the local labor market.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 45
Total hours: 10
Program duration: 14 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 4
Program start dates: 6/24/2024 – 8/30/2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9:00am-12:00pmBeginner ESOL - remote
9:30am-12:30pmHigh Beginner ESOL - remote
9:00am-12:00pmIntermediate ESOL - remote
9:00am-12:30pmAdvanced ESOL - remote
Other Schedule Information: We offer 16 different remote class schedules: -Morning 9-12 or 12:30PM, 2-3 days per week (depending on English level: Beginner, High Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced ESOL) -Evening 4:00-7:00PM Monday/Wednesday (Beginner ESOL) -Evening 5:30-8:30PM Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced ESOL) -Evening 6:30-9:30PM Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (Beginner, Advanced ESOL)
Is the program offered remotely? Yes
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

JVS-Boston, 75 Federal Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Yes, accessible via public transportation.
Additional information about location:

*All classes are currently being held remotely

Other requirements: Must be a non-native English speaker
Anticipated outcomes: JVS Certificate of Completion
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain, Resume workshops, professional development webinars (held monthly), SNAP support, and career coaching.

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Computer and Internet
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Philip D Schuchert
Telephone: 617-399-3391
Program code: JVS-EDUC-EFA
ABAWD Qualifying? No