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Our learners are adult English language learners, who want to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Some are immigrants learning English and about American culture. Some are preparing to become U.S citizens. Some already speak English, but want to improve their language skills.
We provide free English classes taught by professional teachers. We also offer one-on-one or small group tutoring by volunteer tutors.
Call us at 617-924-8797 to find out when you can register. Once registered students are either placed in a class if there is space available, or they go on a wait list. From the waiting list, we enroll new students in classes in September and occasionally can allow enrollment until January if there is space.
Tutoring can begin at any time if there is a tutor available. We do not register students on the phone. You must make an appointment to register. At registration we will give you a short test to find out which level of instruction you need.
Over 467 students study with Project Literacy. Half are in evening and morning English classes and the other half work one-on-one with tutors. There are 168 volunteer tutors.
Ways to help include:
Complete a volunteer application, give us a call at 617-924-8797, or contact our tutor coordinator, Jacky Van Leeuwen. Tutor training generally takes place every 3 to 4 months and consists of 4 sessions with a total of 9 hours.
The Library contributes approximately 65% of the budget and the Friends of Project Literacy raise 35% of the budget through grants, corporations and individual donations.