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Celebrate CCAE with us!

Join us on May 18 for a virtual journey of adventure, fun, and friendraising! All proceeds benefit CCAE’s individual scholarships, outreach programs, and public programming.

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A Message About Classes

Since April 2020, we have run over 900 online classes thanks to the dedication of our talented instructors and the persistent curiosity of our students. It is because of the support of our community that we have been able to offer high-quality online learning opportunities as we endure these challenging times together.

This spring and summer we are offering a combination of engaging online classes, fun summertime outdoor classes, and a small selection of in-person classes that will meet inside our historic buildings on Brattle Street at a limited-capacity. We have outlined our in-person class safety guidelines here. We also encourage all able students to receive their COVID-19 vaccination to ensure the safety of other students, instructors, staff, and community members.

As more and more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations, we are optimistic about offering a wide selection of in-person classes in the fall term. We will continue to follow state guidelines and limit the capacity of classes in order to give students more space and more personalized attention. We look forward to seeing many more of our students and instructors in-person again, and we will also continue to offer online classes in all departments.

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 your continued support!

Odyssey, Of Course!

Tuesday, May 18
6 - 7:30 pm

Celebrate online learning, exploration, and community, and spend a virtual evening with us! Examine different cultures, enjoy new flavors, contemplate a personal quest. We invite you to turn your screen into an odyssey and embark on an expedition of imagination and adventure.

Individual tickets: $50

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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

Private Zoom Classes!

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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