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Improve Your Life by Improving Your English

Effective communication, in the workplace and in the community, helps make life easier and more enjoyable, and provides you greater opportunities for success. NECC offers a range of programs designed to improve your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Basic English as a Second Language (BESL) –  Levels 1-2 and 3-4

This course prepares students to transition into the Academic ESL (English as a Second Language) at NECC. In this course for non-native speakers of English, students develop English Language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking for effective communication in the workplace and for everyday use within the community.

Course Information

Summer Session Period:  September 21 to December 14, 2021

Dates/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 16 weeks (no classes on Holidays)
Teaching Mode:  remote
Cost: $265 (includes textbook)

Registration Dates

To minimize the spread of Coronavirus, assessment is by appointment and offered remotely.   

Please click and submit the registration form below and we will contact you.


For more information, please ccntact Marsha Parinussa Flynn, coordinator at


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Free**

These FREE classes are for you if you have some English language skills but want to improve. There are three levels in the ESOL program, and instruction emphasizes these key skills areas:

  • Language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Advanced grammar
  • Computer literacy
  • Vocabulary for community, workplace, and educational settings
  • Integrated online career exploration

If you participate in these classes you will also benefit from the services of a NECC advisor, who can help you establish a clear path to achieving your education and career goals.

You can also enroll in a Writing for ESOL class, which will help you improve your writing for the workplace as well as prepare you to enter Academic ESL .
ESOL has three levels of classes:

  • Low Intermediate (Level 4)
  • Intermediate (Level 5)
  • High Intermediate/Advanced (Level 6)

The ESOL Program is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Adult and Community Learning Services.

Information Session

To give you an idea of the ESOL program you are welcome to sign up for an information session on Monday, August 9, from 10:30-11:30 am or on Tuesday, August 10, from 6-7 pm.  Please sign up using the link below:


Registration Information

Due to the uncertainties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our courses will be offered remotely for the fall semester.

Registration is closed for now.  Pre-registration for the fall semester will start the week of August 9, 2021.  Please email to learn more about how to register.  

Contact Us

Marsha Parinussa Flynn, ESOL Coordinator


Nancy Tariot, Advisor (A.M. Program)


Sabrina Butler, Advisor (P.M. Program)




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