Adult Basic Education Programs

Blue Hills Adult Education

800 Randolph Street, Canton

Free classes in Adult Basic Education, PreHiSET, HiSET.

Brockton Adult Learning Center

211 Crescent Street, Brockton

The ALC offers a wide range of classes based on the College and Career Readiness Standards. These classes are taught by a highly qualified teaching staff both mornings and evenings.

ESOL Programs (English as a Second or Other Language)

Blue Hills ESOL

322 Sprague Street, Dedham

Free ESOL classes. Four levels of instruction.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

1458 Hancock Street, Suite 306, Quincy 

Offers morning and evening ESOL classes.

Quincy Asian Resources (QARI)

1509 Hancock Street, Suite 209, Quincy
Levels 1, 2 and 3 & Citizenship

Quincy College

1250 Hancock Street, Quincy

Intermediate classes taught entirely in English. 

Quincy Community Action Programs

1509 Hancock Street, 2nd Floor, Quincy

Classes three mornings a week with three levels of instruction from beginner to low intermediate.

Learn English Online

ESL Cyber Listening Lab

(For all levels) First, listen to conversations. Then, answer questions about the story and complete exercises to practice the new vocabulary.

Listening & Speaking

(For all levels) This website has links to many websites where you can practice listening exercises.


(For all levels) This website has links to many websites where you can practice pronunciation exercises.


(For advanced level) Storycorps on NPR (National Public Radio) includes a wonderful collection of oral stories being told by “real” people speaking about their real-life experiences. This site provides an opportunity for learners to hear the pronunciation, intonation, and expressions of native English speakers.

Transparent Language Online

ATTENTION: On July 31, access to Transparent Language Online via this link will be discontinued. Statewide access to Transparent Language Online, brought to you by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and Massachusetts Library System (MLS), will include access via a new URL. With this change, you will be required to create a new user account at the new link. If you would like to save a copy of your learning history, we recommend running a “My Transcript Report.” If you have any questions, please reach out to

If you want to learn English, or over 100 other languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu, Transparent Language probably has something for you. There is no library card requirement; just sign up for a Transparent account.


(For all levels) Participate in an online English class. This site is very helpful and a lot of fun!

U.S. Citizenship Resources

A legal advice website with helpful guides on U.S. immigration and citizenship. 


Website providing comprehesive information about U.S. immigration.

NOLO's Legal Guide to Immigration

Helpful guides for citizenship, visa and green card seekers.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The site to get information and forms. USCIS is the government agency that oversees all lawful immigration to the United States. Its YouTube channel also has some helpful videos.