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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.

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

Spring Session Period:  January 4 to March 3, 2022

Dates/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 8 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.   FALL 2021 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Spring 2022 registration form will be posted on this site by November 8, 2021.  

For more information, please contact Karletty Medina, 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

You are welcome to sign up for an information session. Please sign up using the link below:


Registration Information

Due to the uncertainties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic courses will be offered remotely.

Please email to learn more about how to register.  

Contact Us

Sabrina Butler, Advisor (P.M. Program)




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