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Adult Basic Education Program

The Adult Basic Education Program (ABE) at Massasoit Community College offers adult learners English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes, and a Transition to Community College Program, to further adult learners educational and careers goals at no cost to the students.

The Massasoit Community ESOL Program offers English language classes for students whose first language is not English. Beginner to advanced levels are offered in a hybrid model on the Canton Campus and in-person on the Brockton campus throughout the school year.

The Transition to Community College Program, held on the Brockton campus, gives adult learners the opportunity to gain the necessary academic skills to enter a college degree or certificate program at Massasoit.

The Massasoit Community ESOL Program and the Transition to Community College Program are funded by grants from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and are FREE to all who meet the eligibility requirements.

ABE Massasoit ESOL Free English Classes

Due to high demand, the Massasoit ESOL program uses a lottery system to select students for available seats in our FREE English classes. The lottery is held twice a year: once in August for the Fall semester, and once in December for the Spring semester.

Once we receive your request, you will be contacted to take a placement test. The tests will be given in June and July by appointment only. This DOES NOT mean you have been selected. This is to see what level class would be best for you.

You must take the placement test to be entered into the lottery.

The Lottery will be held on the second week of August. Those who are selected will be contacted via text. If you are not chosen, you will be put on the waiting list. When a seat becomes available, you will be contacted by text or email. Classes for the Fall Semester will begin on Thursday, September 5, 2024 on the Brockton Campus and on Tuesday, September 10, 2024 on the Canton Campus. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

For more information, please contact us at: esolmassasoit@massasoit.mass.edu