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Adult Basic Education Programs

Area Adult Basic Education opportunities in Basic Literacy, PreHiSET, and HiSET. Contact  Mass. Adult Literacy Hotline 1-800-447-8844 for a comprehensive statewide list.

Blue Hills Adult Education
800 Randolph Street, Canton
Free classes in Adult Basic Education, PreHiSET, HiSET. Call 781-828-5800 Ext. 325 or email shaberstroh@bluehills.org.

Brockton Adult Learning Center
211 Crescent Street, Brockton
Free classes at all skill levels—ABE, PreHiSET, HiSET. Open to all, but preference given to Brockton residents. Call 508-580-7475 or email adultlearningcenter@bpsma.org.

College Bound Dorchester
18 Samoset Street, Dorchester
Free classes in ABE, Pre-HiSET, HiSET.  Classes are offered in the daytime and the evening. Call 617-282-5034.

Dudley Literacy Center of the Boston Public Library
65 B Warren St, Roxbury.
Small group tutoring for Adult Basic Education classes.  Resources for adult ESOL and ABE educators. Call. 617-859-2446.

HiSET Testing Centers
Locate a HiSET testing center convenient for you on the Massachusett's DESE Official HSE Test Centers Public List.

Hull Adult Learning Center
812 Nantasket Ave, Hull
The HiSET preparation & Secondary School Diploma program offers a variety of schedules, learning levels, and instructional services. Day and evening programs, with transportation and babysitting provide flexibility for working adults and people with young families. Classes are free except for computer classes which are $45. Call 781-925-3211, ext. 124 or email gregory@wellspringhull.org.

LVM-Quincy at Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington Street, Quincy
Free one-on-one tutoring to adults in basic reading and writing. Not suitable for ESOL students unless they don't know how to read in their first language and can speak English fairly well. Call 617-376-1314. or email quliteracy@ocln.org.

Massasoit Community College, Brockton                                                                                              Adult Basic Education, ESOL and College Transition programs. Call 508-588-9100 Ext. 1301. 
Also has partnership with Stoughton, free Adult Basic Education classes on Tues/Thurs evenings. Call 781-341-5183.

Notre Dame Education Center
50 W. Broadway, S. Boston.
ABE, PreHiSET, HiSET, alternative diploma program, ESOL and citizenship classes. Call 617-268-1912 for class days and times.

Plymouth Literacy at Plymouth Library
132 South Street, Plymouth.
One-on-one ABE tutoring for Plymouth residents only. Morning and evening HiSET classes open to all. Call 508-830-4250, ext. 223.

Quincy Community Action Program (QCAP)
1509 Hancock St., Quincy
Free instruction at three levels: basic skills, PreHiSET, and HiSET. Evening classes. Call 617-657-5387.

Randolph Community Partnerships, Inc.
70 Memorial Parkway, Randolph
 Free foundation (ABE), PreHiSET, HiSET, basic computer skills and college & career readiness classes.  Evening classes from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Call 781-961-8888.

South Coastal Adult Learning Center at Rockland High School
52 Mackinlay Way, Rockland
Free Basic Literacy, HiSet or Adult Diploma classes. Evening classes 7:00-9:30 and childcare is available. Open to all. Call 781-871-8410.

South Coastal Quincy Career Center
152 Parking Way, Quincy
Career and computer workshops and events.  Please call 617-745-4000.

Stoughton Adult Education Classes
Massasoit Community College
Free ESOL, HiSET and College Transition classes.  Call (781) 341-5183

Training Resources of America, Inc.
1515 Hancock Street, Suite 110, Quincy
Free ABE and HiSET classes.  They also provide young parent classes and youthbuild.  Call  (617) 773-1470.

Weymouth Evening High School Program
1 Wildcat Way, South Weymouth
Evening Adult Diploma Program.  Each semester is 16 weeks. Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30. Class cost : Weymouth residents-$250.00-All other matriculating students- $310.00
. Please call 781-337-7500 x25157.

ESOL Programs (English as a Second or Other Language)

Area Adult Basic Education opportunities in ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language). Contact the Mass. Literacy Hotline or 1-800-447-8844 for a comprehensive statewide list.

Boston Public Library
Copley Square.
Free conversation classes. 617-445-3708.

Fort Square Presbyterian Church
16 Pleasant St, Quincy.
$50. Sunday 4:30-6:00 p.m. Three levels of ESL classes. Karen Patschke. 617-471-6806.

Literacy Connection
Milton and Brighton.
Free one-on-one tutoring in ESOL at locations in the greater Boston area. 617-746-2100.

LVM-Stoughton at Stoughton Public Library
Free one-on-one tutoring in ESOL. 781-344-2603.

Notre Dame Education Center
50 W. Broadway, S. Boston.
ESL classes. Call Sister Mary Mulligan 617-268-1912 for class days and times.

Park Street Church
One Park Square, Boston.
$60-70/5mo. Classes: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, or Friday evenings. All levels. Register in person. Karen Patschke. 617-523-3383 Ext. 236.

Free English classes in Quincy. Day and evening classes. Learn to speak, read, write English. 617-479-8181 Ext. 186.

Quincy Asian Resources
1509 Hancock St, #209, Quincy. $50. Beginner-Intermediate, day or evening classes. 617-472-2200.

Quincy Chinese Church of the Nazarene
37 East Elm Ave, Quincy. 617-471-5899 (church office).

Quincy College
34 Coddington St, Quincy.
$149/14 classes. Evening non-credit everyday lifeskills (beginner ESOL). Call Gary Wallrap 617-984-1662. Day credit classes $450-900. Call Susan Parish 617-984-1710.

Quincy Community United Methodist Church
40 Beale St, Wollaston.
Free. Monday mornings. 4 levels. Joan Donovan 617-773-3319.

Quincy Public Schools ESOL
North Quincy High School, N. Quincy.
$178/16 classes. Evening classes Monday/Wednesday 6:30-8:30. Beginner to advanced. 617-984-8888.

Randolph ESOL
Free classes at 4 levels of instruction. Evenings. Register in advance. Call Helen Ho. 781-961-8888.

South Coastal Adult Learning Center at Rockland High School
ESOL evening classes 6:30-9:30. Childcare available. Register in advance. Doric Scarpelli, Director. Open to all. 781-871-8410.

Thomas Crane Public Library
English Talk Time: free conversation groups for advanced beginner and intermediate speakers. Call 617-376- 3295 or e-mail quenglishtalk@ocln.org.

Wollaston Lutheran Church

550 Hancock St., Quincy
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Classes to Chinese residents—all levels. ESOL for Asian families-babysitting available. Varied levels. Ida Kwong. 617-471-9354.

Wollaston Senior Center
550 Hancock St, Quincy.
Free for members, must be over 55. Monday, Tuesday or Friday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Beginner, Intermediate or advanced. Joyce Guan. 617-471-9354.

79 Coddington St, Quincy.
Free. Tuesday evening. Beginner/Intermediate conversation. 617-472-2200.


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