Literacy & ESOL Resources
Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline
The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline provides referrals to programs that offer one-on-one tutoring, small-group or classroom instruction to adult learners. The Hotline connects adult learners and volunteer literacy tutors with programs and General Educational Development testing sites across the state.
Massachusetts Libraries Providing Literacy/ESOL Programs
English At Large
400 High St
Medford, MA 02155
provides free English (ESOL/ESL) and basic literacy instruction to adults throughout 20 Boston-area communities.
English At Large has a long waiting list. Students may need to wait between six months and one year to have a tutor.
Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts
15 Court Square, Suite 540
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 367-1313
LVM is the leading volunteer literacy organization in the state with a network of 12 local affiliate programs in the following communities: Boston, Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Methuen, Norwood, Orange/Athol, Pittsfield, Quincy, Southbridge, Stoughton and Worcester.
Each adult enrolled in LVM receives 2 hours per week of one-to-one tutoring in either basic reading and writing or ESOL from a professionally trained and supported volunteer tutor. Tutoring sessions are flexibly scheduled between the volunteer tutor and adult student at a time and public place that are mutually convenient. Lessons are individualized so the tutor and adult student work on skills and goals that are important to the student, using materials that are of interest to the student, and at a pace that provides the adult with a positive learning experience.
Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE)
44 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 482-MCAE (6223)
The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education is a statewide membership organization of educators, adult students, and others who support equal educational opportunities for adults. MCAE is dedicated to the advancement of adult education through high quality services and professionalism in the field from basic literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages through transitions to post-secondary education.
Massachusetts Family Literacy Consortium (MFLC)
Massachusetts Department of Education
75 Pleasant St.
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: (781) 338-3846
Family literacy is a family education model which helps break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of families. Family literacy builds on the strengths and addresses the needs of parents and their children. The Massachusetts Family Literacy Consortium is represented by state agencies, provider organizations and representatives of family literacy programs. The MFLC website includes a detailed list of community needs and assets for all cities and towns in the Commonwealth as well as a list of parent and program resources.