Adult Leadership


Our Adult Programs

Our Adult Leadership programs empower immigrant leadership through English language classes and opportunities for  increased involvement in our community. 

ESOL Classes

Using themes of Education and Goals, Jobs, Housing and Community, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, and Civics, The Welcome Project introduces students to community resources, the nuances of a new culture, and opportunities to engage in the civic life of the city. 


We offer 4 different English levels for adult English language learners and each class meets two days per week.

English for Parents

Offers workshops and programs for immigrant parents and families focusing on supporting children in the US educational system.

English for Computers

We offer introductory computer classes focused on navigating the basics around a computer. 

English for Citizenship

The Welcome Project offers citizenship preparation classes a couple of times a year.

ESOL Registration 2019:

Dates:January 15th and January 16th 2020


10 am - 12 pm

or 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

(on both days)


530 Mystic Avenue,

Somerville MA 02145


English as a Second Language (ESOL) Classes

What We Offer:
Four (4) class levels to fit your needs
Five (5) hours of instruction per week
Course costs:

$50 Registration Fee

$25 for course books

Scholarships are available for Somerville residents!

Flexible schedules:

Each class meets twice a week on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Choose between morning and evening courses:

Morning Classes

9:30 AM - 12 PM

Evening Classes:

6 PM - 8:30 PM

The goal for our adult education programs is to empower and equip immigrant leaders. To us, language is only the beginning. In our programs, nearly 200 students are learning leadership through the lens of English classes.

We believe that knowledge is generated by the students and not the teacher and thus create an environment that motivates students by giving them some control over learning processes.


From social worker students that provide one-on-one support to teachers that encourage collaboration and reflection the ESOL program strengthens adults to become highly respected leaders in their communities.  

Want to register?

Registration Sessions:

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 and Thursday, January 16, 2020

10am-12pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm

New Student Start Dates:

Week of January 27th

All students must register before coming to class and take a language assessment to determine their English level. 

For more information, please come to our office or call 617-623-6633
Priority is given to students who live or work in Somerville, but we welcome students from other cities as long as there is space.

Want to volunteer?

The majority of our classes are taught by volunteers, frequently working in pairs or teams of people with various levels of experience teaching. 

Want to support our ESOL program in other ways?

  • Provide administrative support, calling students who have missed classes and helping out with rosters of attendance

  • Tutor a student

  • Donate to the Welcome Project

If you’re interested in helping in these or any other ways, please contact


Computer Skills Class 

We believe all adults within the immigrant community should feel more confident and proficient using computers.


This academic year, we will hold computer classes every Friday morning. In the fall, the introduction course will provide basic skills for everyday use. Whereas in the spring, the intermediate course will teach in-depth use of common applications such as Microsoft applications for work-related tasks.


For information and registration, please call us at 617-623-6633. Hablamos español tambien!



Citizenship Class

We support and encourage immigrant families to take the next step to become a citizen.


Your path to citizenship is important to us because as a citizen you have the ability to vote, secure better job opportunities and continue to be valuable to your community and society.


For more information about the schedule of this class please call us at 617-623-6633. Hablamos español tambien!