Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language in the Brockton Workforce Area

CPAE, the Brockton Community Partnership for Adult Education, seeks to support both adult learners and the network of programs that serve them by celebrating the achievements of our students and disseminating information about the impact of increased literacy on the family, the workforce and the community. It is a coalition of educators, service providers, employers, and others working together to provide quality services to adults in need of basic education. The need for adult education continues to grow in our community. To better serve adults in need of literacy skills and the employers who would benefit from a community in which adults have the means to increase skills and education, CPAE serves as a link.

Information regarding ABE/ESOL classes in our region is posted to this website to help providers, career counselors and students make informed choices about adult basic education. Provider information regarding waitlists and open slots is updated monthly.

PLEASE NOTE: While we strive to keep the information below accurate, data is reliant upon timely submission by the provider. Please call the provider directly if you have questions regarding the availability of ABE/ESOL programs.



English Language Skills and Employment

The Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board recognizes that many, otherwise able workers, can’t succeed at work because their limited English skills are basic or non-existent. For some, English language skills open the door to job success. A major goal of the Board is to address this problem and the barriers our residents face in realizing economic self sufficiency.  Programs in English Language Acquisition, funded by BAWIB have employment as the primary outcome.  Through funding from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, BAWIB sponsors programs with the Adult Learning Center (Brockton Public Schools) and Training Resources of America, Inc.


Area Programs Offering English for Speakers of Other Languages and High School Equivalency Test Preparation.

Adult Learning Center(Brockton Public Schools)

Cost: FREE


211 Crescent St. (Paine School), Brockton (508) 580-7475

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM -9:00 PM; Friday 8:00 AM -4:30 PM

Class Hours: Morning: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Evening: 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

To Register: Call or visit Monday through Friday at times indicated

Expressways to English

COST:  170.00 (20 Sessions)

Cost: $160.00 if you register on online –

Brockton Public Schools Community Schools Program

Brockton High School (Green Building), 470 Forest Ave., Brockton

Class hours: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday and Wednesday

(Sept. through June)

To Register: Call 508) 580-7595 for information (Mon. -Fri. 10 AM -2 PM)

Registration takes place in September and January

Training Resources of America (TRA) - Brockton

Cost:  No Cost to Students

231Main Street, Brockton (508) 587-6115 FAX #508-580-2057

Class hours: ESOL Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ABE Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

If interested in classes, please sign up for testing at Career Works

(508) 513-3400

English Transcultural Center/Catholic Charities (formerly St. Patrick's)

Cost: $30.00 for 9 weeks

169 Court Street, Brockton (508) 587-0815

Hours:  Monday and Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12 noon and 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM – 12 noon and 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Classes: Level 2 and Literacy. There is a waiting list for all classes. Call for more information or for next waiting list registration. 508-587-0815

Associacao Caboverdiana de Brockton (Cape Verdean Association)

Cost: Call to inquire (waiting list)

575 N. Montello St., Brockton 508-559-0056

ESOL BASIC CLASSES: Monday/Wednesday Segunda/Quarta 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ESOL INTERMEDIATE CLASSES: Tuesdays/ Thursdays Terca Feira/Quinta Feira 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BASIC: Monday/Wednesday Segunda/Quarta 6:00 PM -8:00 PM

INTERMEDIATE: Tuesdays/Thursdays Terca Feira/Quinto Feira 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Classes are taught bilingually in Portuguese/Crioulo and English

First Church of the Nazarene

Cost: $30.00 plus price of book

89 North Pearl Street, Brockton (508) 588-5912

ESL Class Hours: Tues. and Thurs. 6:30-9:30 PM, beginner to advanced levels No wait list.

HarborOne MultiCultura Banking Center

Cost:  ESOL classes $175 Term: TBD

68 Legion Parkway, Brockton (508) 895-1770

Beginner Level ESOL offered Tuesday and Wednesday

First Time Homebuyer, Employment, Financial Power and other courses offered in multiple languages (Portuguese, Crioulo, Haitian Creole, French and Spanish)

Citizenship Wednesday 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

Contact Angelina Carddosa Teixeira at 508-895-1770

Cost varies. Call for class hours and offerings.

Massasoit Community College

Cost: MA residents: $411 for 3 credits Non-residents of MA: $1029 for 3 credits

One Massasoit Blvd., Brockton 508-588-9100 ext. 178

College ESL I and ESL II writing, conversation/pronunciation and reading

Class hours: AM and PM – 2 semesters and 2 summer sessions; Saturdays

Special ESOL classes and transitional programs offered

ESL Class must read, write, speak and understand Basic English. Not for beginning speakers.

Call for ESL evaluation 508-588-9100 ext. 1790

GED Class – Cost $147 Book S25 ext. 1509

Brockton Assembly of God

Cost:  $30.00 for book only

199 Warren Avenue, Brockton 508-583-7222

ESOL Classes Tues -6:30 PM -8:30 PM and Friday – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM



421 Torrey Street, Brockton, MA 508-521-0293

ESL Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 -8:00 PM

Computer Classes -Saturday, 10:00 AM -noon

Citizenship Classes -Wednesday & Friday 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Unity Church Aiding Neighbors English Language Learners Program

Cost: FREE

13 Main St., N. Easton (508)-238-6373 – Call for information

ESL Class Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

One class per week

Massasoit Community College Stoughton Adult Basic Education Program

Cost: FREE

232 Pearl Street, Stoughton (781) 341-5183

Class hours: 6:00 – 9:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday

To register:  Call (781) 341-5183

Literacy Volunteers of MA

Cost: FREE

84 Park Street, Stoughton, MA   781-344-2711 EXT.9390 Contact:  Smardar or Sandy

Individual Tutoring in Reading or ESOL

The Literacy Place in Bridgewater

Cost:  FREE

Cole Hall Parish Center, United Methodist Church, 35 School Street, Bridgewater

Contact:  Pat Aiello, 774-409-2110

Individual tutoring in reading or English as a Second Language

Class hours:  Arranged individually

Free Conversation Classes - Brockton Public Library

Cost: FREE

304 Main Street, Brockton, MA

Call Malice at 508-580-7890 Ext. 205

Tuesday – 6:00 PM -8:00 PM

Thursday – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM