ESL (English as a Second Language) Resources

The following are resources we've compiled to help you learn English, earn your HiSET (formerly the GED®), or improve your reading skills.

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Adult Literacy Online Local Classes Further Resources


Adult Literacy Online  

Universal Class

Universal class offers multiple ESL grammar and vocabulary-building classes.  The classes are self-paced and instructor-led, with certified instructors available to answer questions and assess your performance.  Access available for Tewksbury residents only


Muzzy Online is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language.

Voice of America 

Online English lessons, instructions for filling out forms, etc. for beginners.  Vocabulary builder for advanced students of ESL


Local Classes

Memorial Hall Library

2 North  Main Street
Andover, MA
Contact: Carolyn Fantini (978) 475-4602

Adult Learning Center of Greater Haverhill 

3 Washington Sq., 3rd Floor
Haverhill, MA
Contact: (978) 373-1971

Asian Center of Merrimack Valley

1 Ballard Way
Lawrence, MA
Contact: (978) 683-7316

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell, Inc.

465 School St.
Lowell, MA 
Contact: (978) 454-6200

Methuen Adult Learning Center Currier School

36 Boylston Street
Methuen, MA
Contact: (978) 681-1347 / (978) 681-9407

Literacy Volunteers at Pollard Memorial Library

401 Main Street
Lowell, MA
Contact: Julie Iatron (978) 674-1541

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

11 Mill Street
Lowell, MA
Contact: (978) 970-1250

Adult Literacy Programs (Including ESL) at Massachusetts Libraries


Further Resources

English at Large

Provides free English instruction (ESOL/ESL) to immigrant adults throughout 21 Boston-area communities.

Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline

Provides referrals to over 300 adult education programs that offer one-on-one tutoring and small-group or classroom instruction to adult learners.44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA Contact: (800) 447-8844

HiSET Educational Testing Service 

Provides all the information you need about the High School Equivalency Testing Program (formerly the GED®).