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The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.

Listing Last Update: March 28, 2018


442 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148

Primary Contact

Holly Jones

(781) 322-9777

Educational services

  • To learn English
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

The ILC was founded in 1992 and has served nearly 10,000 students from 120 countries and 89 Greater Boston communities.

The ILC offers free ESOL classes, including four levels of ESOL, ESOL for Citizenship, ESOL for Entrepreneurs, and an ESOL Theater class. We also offer ESOL instruction for students with low literacy skills in their native languages and a weekly ESOL conversation class for low level seniors (age 60+). Digital literacy is integrated into all classes, and distance learning programs are available for students on the waiting list. Family Literacy instruction is provided with ongoing workshops throughout the year and a Family Literacy coordinator is available to meet individually with students.

ESOL Next Steps classes prepare students for job training programs or further education after completion of The ILC program. Education and career advisors work with classes and individual students to support them in achieving their goals. Counseling services and referrals to a wide variety of community services are also available.

Trained volunteers, including dedicated community members and former students, support teachers in the classrooms and computer lab.

Mission Statement

The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) of Malden, MA, is a not-for-profit organization that gives immigrants a voice in three ways:

The English Language Program provides free, year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston to help them become successful workers, parents and community members.

The Public Education Institute informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants in our society.

The Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture with George Mason University, conducts research on the economic contributions of immigrants.

Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 9 to 4; Friday 9 to 2

Cost info: Free

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