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.

Additional Resources for English Language Acquisition programs are listed below. Please contact them directly for available services.

Adult Learning Center(Brockton Public Schools)

Contact Info
Kathy Quinn
211 Crescent St.(Paine School)Brockton

Cost: Free

Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Monday – Thursday, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Stoughton Adult Basic Education

Contact Info
232 Pearl St. Stoughton

South coastal Adult Learning Center

Contact Info
Rockland High School
52 MacKinlay Way Rockland

Saturday Morning Conversations

Contact Info
Brockton Main Library
304 Main Street Brockton

Massasoit Community College

Contact Info
Juanita Brunell
1 Massasoit Blvd. Brockton
508-588-9100 x1785

Priced per credit hour.  NOT FOR BEGINNING SPEAKERS!

HarborOne Multicultural Center

Contact Info
68 Legion Parkway Brockton, MA
(508) 895-1770

Expressways to English

Contact Info
Brockton High School Red Building
470 Forest Ave. Brockton

Registration takes place in September and January. 

English Transcultural Center/Catholic Charities

Contact Info
157 Centre Street Brockton

Cost: Summer $25 Winter $50

Monday and Wednesday 9 AM – 12 Noon

Monday through Thursday, 6-9PM


Contact Info
Judy Langley
34 School Street Brockton

Associacao Caboverdiana de Brockton (Cape Verdean Association)

Contact Info
575 North Montello Street

Classes are taught bilingually in Portuguese/Crioulo and English.

Taunton Adult Literacy Program

Contact Info
Taunton Memorial Methodist Church
176 Somerset Ave. Taunton

Taunton High School
50 Williams Street Taunton

The Literacy Place in Bridgewater

Contact Info
Betty Gilson
Cole Hall Parish Center, United Methodist Church
35 School Street Bridgewater

Cost: Free

Training Resources of America

Contact Info
144 Main Street Brockton

Cost: Free

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 – 8 PM

Trinity Baptist Church

Contact Info
1367 Main Street Brockton

Your Local Office

Contact Info
Christina Spence
214 Main Street Brockton