Affordable English (ESOL) Classes

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. Classes are offered in 8-week cycles, but students can join at any time if space permits.

Students have access to computer labs and receive individualized attention from teachers and tutors.  Come join a learning community of students from more than 40 countries and make friends from all over the world!

To learn more: Call 617-927-8244 to make an appointment or to request more information.

Appointments are available between 10am and 5pm, Monday – Thursday.

  • Tour the program
  • Meet instructors
  • Take a placement test to determine your English level

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The YMCA International Learning Center offers the following courses:

Beginning (I and II) English Classes

Two levels of beginning English classes are offered to students with little or no prior English experience. Students will:

  • Learn basic English vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure
  • Participate in extensive reading, writing, and conversation practice

By the end of the course, students can communicate basic information about their work and activities  in English.

Intermediate (I and II) English Classes

Two levels of intermediate English classes are offered to students with some English experience.  Students will:

  • Gain grammar proficiency and a solid working vocabulary
  • Practice speaking, improve pronunciation, and develop stronger reading and listening comprehension skills
  • Participate in interactive classroom exercises,  group discussions, and workshops with their classmates

Advanced (I and II) English Classes

Two levels of Advanced English classes are offered, allowing students to:

  • Study advanced English grammar and vocabulary
  • Increase proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening
  • Participate in individual and group speaking and listening practice

By the end of the course student will experience significant progress in speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

“Path to Fluency”: Advanced Speaking and Pronunciation

Our friendly, experienced teachers help you improve your English speaking skills and give you the confidence to communicate effectively in any academic or business situation.

  • Learn to pronounce words like a native English speaker and reduce your accent
  • Develop the confidence to speak in public and have your voice be heard
  • Tailored curriculum to meet your specific language and pronunciation needs
  • Practice your English skills in a diverse, multi-cultural environment
  • Personalized staff support helps you achieve your goals
  • Morning and evening classes available to fit your busy schedule
  • Classes meet 5 days/week



Morning Intensive
(Best Value!)

Morning Class

Evening Class

Evening Class


8:30 am – 12:30 pm
(20 hours/week)

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
(12.5 hours/week)

6 pm - 9 pm
(12 Hours/Week)

6 pm - 9 pm
(6 Hours/Week)


Monday – Friday

Monday – Friday

Monday – Thursday

Tuesday and Thursday

Session Length

8 Weeks

8 weeks

8 weeks

8 weeks







More Information

To learn more and to register, call 617-927-8244. 

Schedule an appointment to: 

  • Tour the program 
  • Meet the instructors
  • Take a placement test to determine your English level