The library closes for Thanksgiving at 5PM on Wednesday, 11/22, and reopens Saturday, 11/25 at 9AM. The west wing Reading Room remains closed for renovations.

English Language Learning

Resources Available in Belmont

ELL Conversation Circle
We offer a free weekly English Conversation circle on Monday mornings from 10am-12noon in the Flett Room. The class is taught by  ELL teachers Moira Lucey and Maureen Trainor, and is for high-beginner to intermediate level students. Drop-in, no registration necessary. The class runs from September through May.  For questions about the class or class schedule, contact Emily Reardon at ereardon@minlib.net.

Evening ELL Conversation Circle
We run a free weekly drop-in English Conversation Circle on Wednesday evenings from 7-8. The class is taught by ELL teacher Natalie Stoller, and is for high beginner to intermediate level students. The class runs year round.

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 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

Learn English! Free ways to learn!
Registration is necessary to get into classes and tutoring. For more information or questions call 617-924-8797 or email projectliteracy@watertown-ma.gov or pbiggers@watertown-ma.gov.

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
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 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.”