English Classes

  Do you want to learn to speak and write English?
The Community Learning Center can help you!

We have:
  • 26 English classes available for Cambridge residents
  • 6 levels of English classes (ESOL), including basic literacy
  • Students from over 65 countries
  • 10-month minimum study

New Student Registrations for English Class

Come to learn more about our English classes! You can also take a placement test to see what level class is best for you if you decide to study. After you register, you will be on a waiting list to start class next year.

Participants must be Cambridge residents. Bring a lease, driver’s license, or mail that shows you are a Cambridge resident when you come.

  Central Square
5 Western Ave.
North Cambridge
286 Rindge Ave.
Morning July 27
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

No session

Night July 21
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
No session


English Class Schedule

English classes meet 2-3 times a week in Central Square (5 Western Ave.) or North Cambridge (286 Rindge Ave). Students can choose morning or evening classes and must commit to a 10-months of classes.

• Morning classes are 2 or 3 mornings a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
• Evening classes are 2 nights a week, from  6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

English Class for Seniors

CLC offers Beginner English to adults ages 60 and older. Classes are held at the Citywide Senior Center (806 Massachusetts Ave.) on Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. View the English Class for Seniors flyer.

For more information, contact Colleen Brennan at cbrennan@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-6363

Extra support
Students in English classes also have access to:

  • A career advisor
  • An education advisor
  • Citizenship classes
  • Conversation classes
  • Basic computer classes
  • Support with disabilities

Special Classes

  • Family Literacy class for parents
  • English class for seniors ages 60 +