Start a New Language this Spring!

Register for online classes in 15 different languages starting this April!

World Languages

Spring Term Registration is Now Open!

Sign up today for classes starting April - June!


Register today for Upcoming Winter Classes!

Check out select winter classes online!

Upcoming Winter Classes

A Message About Online Classes

With the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, CCAE staff and instructors have been working tirelessly to ensure that we are still able to offer high quality adult education classes. As such, we have made the decision to offer all winter and spring term classes online.

Being able to come together, even online, is essential for keeping a healthy, connected community. We are looking forward to continuing our online learning with you while staying home and staying safe in the new year!

Our hours of operation can be found here. Registrations can be made online at any time and CCAE staff can be reached at 617-547-6789 ext. 1 or

Thank you for all of your support!

Celebrate Women's History Month with CCAE

CCAE has long been a center for women, starting with the residents of both the Brattle House and Blacksmith House in the 19th and 20th centuries to the women that shaped and continue to shape CCAE today.

Learn more about our history and view all Women's History Month programs and classes here.

Flip Through our Virtual Catalog

Browse our winter term virtual catalog and register for your favorite classes!

Virtual Catalog

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"The class selections for advanced Spanish speakers during COVID have been absolutely fabulous... Keep these types of classes coming. All 5 of my COVID classes have been full so there appears to be more of a demand for advanced Spanish than many years ago. Bravo, CCAE!"

Janet L., Spanish Advanced Literature and Conversation: Reflections on Society and Poems

"It was one of the best experiences learning how to make noodles. Ploy made the class fun. Making hand pulled and udon noodles is such a great skill to learn. The class was full of techniques and tips. Thank you!"

Student, Making Noodles from Scratch: Hand Pulled & Udon

"Elizabeth [Merrick]'s knowledge and enthusiasm were evident throughout the presentation - quite a feat with Zoom. She seemed genuinely pleased to share her knowledge."

Michelle M., Boston's History Told Through Houses of Worship

"Lena [Borovici] is so amazing! So clear, concise, and helpful. Her demonstrations and videos were absolutely fantastic and I came away with a lot of confidence in my abilities. The setup of cameras (three angles, with the coordinator spotlighting appropriate ones) was super helpful!"

Student, Wardrobe Alterations at Home

Zoom Classes Just for You!

Get all of the benefits of a CCAE online experience in a private setting to immerse yourself in virtual learning and local culture at home. Private virtual classes are perfect for special occasions, creative team building activities, or just to have fun with friends.

Whether it's a team building event for your business, a loved one's birthday, or an online hangout with friends, we will put together the perfect class for you. Contact us at and start planning today!

Dumpling Class July 14 2020 Ploy Law Firm Class

Homemade Dumplings class with Holland & Knight LLP.

Scholarships Available

CCAE offers need-based financial assistance. For more than a century, CCAE has served as an integral part of the fabric of our community, bringing small groups of people together to learn something new. We are committed to inviting everyone to participate in our programming, regardless of financial means.

Learn more and apply here

Support CCAE

From all of us at CCAE, we wanted to say thank you for your kindness and generosity during this unprecedented time. Your continued support shows the importance of education within our community. We are confident that working together we can all get through this and we cannot wait to see you in class again!

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