Do you need to learn English or improve your English-speaking skills so that you can find a new job, move up in your career, help your children with school assignments and meet other challenges of life? Beginning September 21, ABCD will offer free, virtual English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses from its centers in Mattapan, Roslindale and Mission Hill (Parker Hill/Fenway). The classes provide English skills at all levels and are taught by ABCD’s experienced ESOL instructors. They are offered mornings and evenings to meet students’ needs.
Classes will be virtual over Zoom to start with the possibility of face-to-face meetings in the future. Instructors emphasize that the course will provide introductory computer skills and help students get comfortable with virtual communications programs such as Zoom. You don’t have to be a computer expert to join this class.
The ABCD ESOL classes will improve your ability to find a good job and advance your career, help your children do well in school, continue your education, talk to doctors and other key supporters and more. Assistance with access to computer hardware and an internet connection may be available for those who qualify.
ABCD is partnering with its Metro North Career Center and other resources to help program participants find jobs and improve careers. Work-readiness skills will be integrated throughout the ESOL curriculum. Classes include resume and job-search assistance, computer skills, and conversation groups. In-class tutors will provide one-on-one help. As noted earlier, students will learn their way around online communications vehicles such as Zoom, a critical work-world skill in the COVID-19 era.
Go to bostonabcd.org/ESOL or call 617-433-8891 for more information and to register.