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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 is offered in a hybrid model throughout the school year at Massasoit Community College on the Canton Campus and online. 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.
Registration for a seat in Spring 2023 Semester Lottery will open November 1, 2022, to November 30, 2022.
Once we receive your registration, you will be contacted to take a placement test. The tests will be given in November and December 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 December. 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 Spring Semester will begin on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Classes will use a hybrid model, meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Our in-person classes will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at Massasoit Community College on the Canton Campus. For more information, please contact us at: esolmassasoit@massasoit.mass.edu