English Language Learning
Resources Available in Belmont
Morning ELL Conversation Circle
We offer two, free, weekly English conversation circles on Monday mornings from 10am-12noon. The Flett room meeting is led by ELL teacher Moira Lucey, for high-beginner to immediate English learners. The Young Adult room meeting is led by Maureen Trainor, for intermediate to advanced learners. These circles meet from September through mid June, when the schools and the library are open. In 2019 they resume on Monday, September 16th. Feel free to drop-in, no registration is necessary. For questions about the conversation group or schedule, contact the reference desk, 617-993-2870, or [email protected]
Evening ELL Conversation Circle
This group meets on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm, year-round, and is led by Natalie Stoller. The conversation and learning activities are geared toward high beginner to intermediate level students.
Beech Street Center (Council on Aging)
226 Beech St. Belmont, MA
ELL classes are offered at the Beech Street Center. Please call 617-993-2977 for more information about registration and fees. These classes are open to everyone, regardless of age or where you live.
*Please note, “ELL” is also called “ESL” (short for English as a Second Language).
Resources Available Outside of Belmont
Massachusetts Literacy Hotline
You can call the Massachusetts Literacy Hotline for referrals to free and fee-based ELL, HiSET (formerly GED), and Citizenship programs in MA: 1-800-447-8844. They are online at: massliteracyhotline.org/hotline.
Watertown Free Public Library – www.watertownlib.org
Let’s Talk Conversation Group
Meets on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. No registration needed.
English Language Classes – ESOL
Classes are on Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30-8:45 p.m. September – May.
6 levels of classes.
Tutoring is one on one or in a small group. Meeting times and locations are flexible. There is usually a wait for tutors. Come to register in person at the Watertown Free Public Library 2nd floor for ESOL Classes or Tutoring.
ESOL Computer Classes
Saturday mornings, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, 2nd Floor of Library in the Lucia Mastrangelo Meeting Room. Registration now required.
**Please note “ESOL” stands for “English for Speakers of Other Languages.”