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Community ESL Classes

Our classes are designed for those who wish to improve their English language skills for professional, personal, and academic reasons.  

Community ESL Class Descriptions:
  • ESL HIGH BEGINNER
    Emphasis will be placed on increasing verbal skills, building vocabulary, listening with basic comprehension and responding in writing to written and oral questions, following simple oral directions and common conversational patterns. 
  •  ESL INTERMEDIATE
    This course reviews basic word order and simple tenses.  It introduces the student to a variety of higher level grammatical construction with emphasis on reading, writing and vocabulary building.  The course will focus on academic listening, comprehension and oral reporting.
  • ESL HIGH INTERMEDIATE
    This course reviews a variety of higher level grammatical construction with emphasis on reading, writing and vocabulary building.  The course will focus on academic listening, comprehension and oral reporting.  
  •  ESL ADVANCED:  A PATHWAY TO COLLEGE
    This course is geared toward English language learners who want to prepare to go college.  Each session will offer a variety of activities including reading, speaking, listening and writing.  Each session will include a grammar component and follow up quiz to assess understanding. 
  • TOEFL PREPARATION
    The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings.  A high TOEFL score is required by most US colleges and universities for admission of international and ESL students. TOEFL Preparation will prepare you to take the new iBT (Internet-based) TOEFL test. In this class you will study each of the four required sections: writing, reading, speaking and listening. You will learn what to expect on the test and practice answering questions similar to those that actually appear on the test.  You will be guided through the entire application process. Along with practice tests you will also learn first-year college vocabulary and study Greek and Latin roots as well as affixes that will help boost your score. This course will help prepare you to demonstrate your readiness for academic coursework.


 For more information about the Community ESL Program, contact us at esl@massbay.edu or or by phone at 781-239-2511.

MassBay is located at 50 Oakland Street Wellesley Hills, MA and 19 Flagg Drive Framingham, MA.