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Somerville ESOL Project

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Bunker Hill Community College and The Welcome Project are offering no-cost English as a Second Language Classes through generous support from the City of Somerville.

To qualify for these classes, you must:

  • Be a Somerville Resident
  • Be age 18 or older
  • Document that you are from a low-income household

All levels of English learners are welcome!

The program will include customer service-focused training and job-seeking skills.

Day and evening classes will be held online at The Welcome Project in Somerville and at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown.

To apply, please complete an application by clicking here or scanning the QR Code.qrcode chrome BHCC Somerville ESOL Program

If you are a Somerville resident and you need additional support services, Please complete the SELL Referral Form and take a photo of it or scan it and send to commed@bhcc.edu. CAAS staff will contact you for further assistance.


Download the Spring 2022 Schedule

  • Mornings Level 1, 2, 3: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30am-12pm at 530 Mystic Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145
  • Mornings Level 4, Literacy Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-12pm at 530 Mystic Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145
  • Evenings Level 1, 2: Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8:30pm at Healey School (5 Meacham St, Somerville, MA 02145)
  • Evenings Level 3, 4: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-8pm REMOTE on Zoom

Please view the Workforce and Community Education Catalog for the most current list of ELL classes. Somerville residents need to fill out the application above to register for the program.


Informational Sessions for SELL Somerville English Language Learners Project (Free English Classes)

Information sessions will be held on December 14 and 16, 2021. Meeting information will be provided closer to the date.


 Partners for this Project

East Somerville Main StreetsEast Somerville Main Streets

East Somerville Main Streets is part of a nationwide movement of nearly 1,400 Main Street Organizations that work to build thriving local economies and centers of community. Since 2009 ESMS has been focused on supporting the local small business community. Today ESMS completes between 10-12 direct technical assistance projects per year for microenterprises; these are businesses with five or fewer employees whose owners are from low-to-moderate income households.  


The Community Action Agency of SomervilleCommunity Action Agency of Somerville logo

The Community Action Agency of Somerville’s mission is to help local families and individuals achieve financial security while working to eliminate the root causes of economic injustice; it has been the federally designated anti-poverty agency serving Somerville since 1981 and has assisted low-income residents of the City for 39 years. It operates three primary programs: Head Start; the Housing Advocacy Program; and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.  

The Welcome ProjectThe Welcome Project

The Welcome Project is the City’s premier immigrant-serving organization. For nearly three decades it has built the collective power of immigrants and lower-income residents by cultivating leadership skills and civic engagement. TWP offers programming to help people learn English, hone leadership skills, and increase access to employment and education.