Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Meeting the Need for Adult Literacy

Learning English is an essential step for many immigrants as they adjust to living in a new country and a new culture.  The ability to communicate fluently in English is an important skill that enables working men and women to progress in their careers and improve life for themselves and their families.

The demand for ESOL classes is great.  There is a waiting list to enroll in classes.  We urge you to contact us to put your name on the list.  We will contact you when we open enrollment for a new cycle. 

The Basics

GLCAC offers morning and evening classes for its adult ESOL literacy program.  We offer Basic, Level 1 Level 2, and Level 3 courses for those with limited English skills.

These classes will instruct students in speaking, reading and writing English. Our ESOL teachers are professional educators who are experienced in instructing adult learners who speak languages other than English.

For more detailed information on our ESOL Program please call 978-620-4729.

ESOL Works

One student, Roselio, received a promotion from personal care assistant to nurse’s assistant because he improved his English. Not only was he able to better communicate with patients and coworkers, Roselio was able to pass the test to become a U.S. citizen.

Did You Know?

  • The 2014 GLCAC Community Needs Assessment identified the top priority for clients is English language and literacy skills.
  • 73% of Lawrence residents speak a language other than English at home. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
  • 34% of the population in Lawrence is foreign born. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)



Contact ESOL Program

305 Essex St.
Lawrence, MA  01840
Phone: (978) 620-4729