Adult ESOL Program

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Learn to speak English at BCC



Learn to Speak English for FREE

The BCC Adult ESOL Program (AEP) offers FREE English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to non-native English speaking adults

The AEP helps students prepare for higher education and career training by providing high quality instruction and referring students to community resources as needed. AEP students have enrolled in for credit classes at BCC, have become Certified Nursing Assistants, restaurant managers and opened their own businesses.  

Questions? Get in Touch

Phone: 413-236-5260

The BCC Adult ESOL Program (AEP) is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult and Community Learning Services.



FY22 Class Schedule

Morning English Classes

Evening English Classes

Conversation Class Basic Computer Skills


Tuesday and Wednesday
Great Barrington
9:00 am to 12:00 noon


Tuesday and Wednesday
Lee and Great Barrington
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In person: Thursday
Great Barrington
9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Online:  Thursday
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In person: Thursday
Great Barrington
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


  • Class Descriptions


    Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Level Classes: Leveled classes for non-native English speakers that focuses on Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening skills. Students will be given a placement test prior to enrolling.


    Distance Learning ESOL Cohort: Distance Learning students are coached through a self—paced, individualized online program, Burlington English, to learn English.  Students must have basic computer skills, be self-motivated and be at least a high beginner English language level to enroll. 


    • Conversation Class: A class for beginner and low intermediate students that focuses on the speaking and listening skills necessary to manage daily life in the Berkshires.
    • Basic Computer Skills Class: For all English language levels, this class teaches basic computer skills including computer shortcuts, email, calendars and formatting.

  • Resources for ESOL Students
    Getting Your High School Equivalency Credential
    Here are some resources for students who want more practice or for students who are waiting for a space in our English classes.

    You can also... watch television in English. Listen to the radio in English and learn songs in English. Read books in English (at your level). Children's books are wonderful when learning a new language. Try to meet English speaking people and have conversations with them. Look on YouTube for English lessons.

Adult ESOL Program Office

BCC South County Center
343 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

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