Bedford Public Schools offer Free Adult ESL Evening Classes


For the second year, the Bedford School Department will offer English as a Second Language (ESL) for adult residents whose first language is other than English.

Registration begins at 6 pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in the Bedford High School cafeteria. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings starting on January 8th from 6:00-8:00 for 14 weeks. There will be no classes during February or April vacation.

Three classes are offered: Beginner English, Intermediate English, Advanced English/Speaking.

The tuition is free, and all Bedford residents over the age of 18 are welcome to attend.

Bedford’s first Adult ESL program enrolled 53 students, with 17 more on a waitlist. The program was supported by 3 ESL teachers and 7 volunteers.

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Bedford is an increasingly diverse community, with 52 languages represented in the Bedford Schools in 2019; Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, and Russian were the most widely spoken.

If you have further questions please contact Carrie Powers, ELL Director, Bedford Public Schools ~ carrie_powers@bedfordps.org ~ or 781-275-7606 x 4862

 


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