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Are you looking for high quality English classes that fit your budget? Do you want to get started right away? The YMCA International Learning Center’s English classes – taught by experienced, credentialed faculty – are offered mornings and evenings in 8-week cycles. Join at any time if space permits.
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Beginning (I and II)
Students with little or no English experience choose from two levels of beginning English classes. Classes introduce basic English sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary through extensive reading, writing and conversation practice. Grammar topics include the simple present and past tenses, singular and plural nouns, possessives, time frames, pronouns, prepositions and more. Upon course completion, students can communicate and understand basic information about their lives and routines.
Intensive Option: This very active, participatory option provides students with additional opportunities for controlled conversation practice.
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Intermediate (I and II)
Students with some English background choose from two levels of intermediate English classes that significantly improve competencies in speaking, reading, writing and listening. Students gain the grammar proficiency and solid working vocabulary needed for more advanced English study. Grammar exercises cover the present perfect, past, and future tenses, modals, phrasal verbs, gerunds, infinitives, the passive voice, and more. Class includes extensive opportunities to practice speaking, improve pronunciation, and develop stronger reading and listening comprehension skills.
Intensive: This immersive English class experience quickly increases proficiency through a selection of interactive classroom exercises. Depending on the instructor, students may engage in classroom discussions about areas of student interest; write, rehearse, and perform skits; participate in workshops on paragraph structure, punctuation, and written composition; or read and discuss true short stories to build comprehension skills.
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Advanced (I and II)
This interactive and immersive English class experience gives students the opportunity to apply their advanced study of English grammar and vocabulary to topic-based discussions, comprehension activities, and other classroom exercises designed to increase proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Grammar lessons include advanced use of all verb tenses tenses, noun and adjective clauses, advanced use of gerunds, infinitives, modals, the passive voice and more.
Intensive: Our intensive option provides students with additional instruction and opportunities for practice with English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
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Path to Fluency: Advanced Speaking and Pronunciation
Forty-percent of the information in a spoken language is communicated through tone. In this English class, we refine the competencies students already have in speaking English by focusing on how to use rhythm, stress, and intonation to increase clarity. By the end of the 8-week cycle, all students (not just some) hear significant improvements in their own pronunciation. Students also acquire specific skill sets in further improving their own pronunciation that they continue to utilize long after they have graduated. Our unique curriculum for business professionals, medical doctors, attorneys, university students, and doctoral candidates draws students from MIT, BU, Northeastern, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s, and other outstanding organizations.
ESOL Evening Program
Three levels of English classes meet for 34 weeks beginning in September and ending in June. Classes meet from 6 PM - 9 PM on Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
ESOL Morning Program
Three levels of English classes meet for 34 weeks beginning in September and ending in June. Classes meet from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
New Class! ESOL learners explore career pathways in Healthcare or Business and Technology
Learners practice effective communication skills; specific vocabulary for your career pathways; workplace skills, the culture of employment in the US; how to build a resume and ace an interview.
October - January (16 weeks): Healthcare Industry - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9AM - 12PM
February-June (16 weeks): Business and Technology - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9AM - 12PM
Advanced Speaking and Pronunciation
Our friendly, experienced teachers help you to hone your professional English skills and give you the confidence to communicate effectively in any business situation.
Staff support to help you achieve your goals
Tailored curriculum to meet your specific language and pronounciation needs
- Accelerate your career by communicating effectively
- Learn to pronounce words like a native English speaker and reduce your accent
- Explain and communicate complex ideas in English
- Develop the confidence to speak in public and have your voice be heard
- Practice your English skills in a diverse, multi-cultural environment
- Both morning and evening classes available to fit your busy schedule
- Classes meet 5 days/week
- In the past we have worked with graduate students from local universities, visiting professors and their spouses, employees of Boston-area biotech companies, and many more