Adult Education

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
ESOL Class information

NSCAP offers daytime ESOL classes for adult immigrants who want to improve their English skills and find career opportunities in the United States. Semester-long intensive and short-term programs help learners build confidence and develop the communication skills needed to thrive at work, home and in the community. All classes are FREE.

Class Schedule

Fall Semester: September – December 2018
Spring Semester: January – May/June 2019

Intensive ESOL

(Beginner – Advanced)

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Foundational ESOL –Hybrid

(Intermediate/Advanced)

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

+ 5 hours a week online

ESOL Career Pathways to Banking and Customer Service

(Advanced)

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Citizenship Test Prep (Fall)

(Must be within 1 year of citizenship eligibility)

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
English for Advancement in Home Care –Hybrid

(For those interested in becoming home care aides)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

+ online study


How do I apply?

Attend an information session at NSCAP in Peabody (119 Rear Foster Street-Building 13) on the last Wednesday of each month between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.  No appointment necessary. Session will include a basic English assessment and interview.  Plan for approximately 45 minutes.

Can’t attend on Wednesday? Contact the Adult Education department or call 978-531-0767 x201 (Se habla Español) to schedule an appointment.

Do you speak English, but need to prepare for your HiSET/GED?

NSCAP does not offer HiSET or GED classes at this time.  Contact our partners for program availability.

Adult Learning Center at North Shore Community College, Danvers
https://www.northshore.edu/adult_learning/
Beverly Bootstraps, Beverly
http://www.beverlybootstraps.org/
Training Resources of America, Salem
http://www.tra-inc.org/salem-location
Catholic Charities, Lynn
http://www.ccab.org/?q=location-north-boston
Pathways, Inc. Adult Education and Training, Lynn
http://www.pathwayslynn.org/abe
Action Inc, Gloucester
http://actioninc.org/HiSET.html

Learner resources

TBD

Citizenship/Naturalization

NSCAP offers Citizenship classes for legal permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. Naturalization. Citizenship classes help learners master civics information and sharpen the English language skills needed to be successful in the naturalization process.

Upcoming Class Schedule:

Wednesdays, October – December, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class held at NSCAP
119 Rear Foster Street, Peabody

Contact Jacqueline Yandell at 978-531-0767 x122 or jyandell@nscap.org for more information or to register

Past Events:

On Saturday, April 7th, 2018 NSCAP and other area partners hosted a free citizenship clinic in Salem, MA. We successfully helped 15 eligible residents complete the N-400 application for naturalization and take the first step towards becoming United States citizens!

Learner Resources:

100 Civics study questions:
https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/100q.pdf

English Reading test vocabulary list:
https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/PDFs/reading_vocab.pdf

English writing test vocabulary list:
https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/PDFs/writing_vocab.pdf

Learner resource center:
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners

Workplace Education

English at Work                                                                                                                                                        

Our highly trained education team designs and delivers affordable, customized ESOL programs for the workplace. On-site classes are suited to each employer and use workplace tasks and situations as the curriculum. Workers who participate in ESOL on the job are better able to use their skills and have higher retention rates.  Businesses may be able to secure matching funds through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund and other sources.

Recent NSCAP business clients include Brooksby Village Retirement Community and North Shore Community Health, Inc.

Contact Gina Frey, Director of Adult Education and Workforce Development at gfrey@nscap.org or 978-531-0767 x205 for a free consultation.

Contact the Adult Education Department

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“All thanks to NSCAP, I learned to speak English, and am no longer worried to speak to my customers at work.”

About NSCAP

NSCAP provides social services that enable low-income families and individuals to obtain the skills and knowledge they need to become economically self-sufficient, civically engaged, and to live in dignity and decency.

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119 Rear Foster Street, Building 13
Peabody, MA 01960

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