Fall Registration is now Open!

This fall we are offering a combination of online classes, outdoor classes, and in-person classes! Sign up for classes starting September - December!


Summer Fun with CCAE!

New summer classes starting every week!

Upcoming Summer Classes

Check out the Summer Cooking Calendar!

Register today for upcoming food and wine classes starting all summer long!

Upcoming Classes

Fall Term Update and In-Person Guidelines

All unvaccinated people are required to wear masks in CCAE buildings and classes. All vaccinated people are not required to wear masks - masks are optional and welcome. For offsite classes, please check the section description for variations to this policy.

Our staff is 100% vaccinated. For more information, view our in-person class safety guidelines. We encourage all able students to receive their COVID-19 vaccination to ensure the safety of other students, instructors, staff, and community members. Please continue to check back for further updates as these guidelines may change.

This fall we are offering a combination of online classes, outdoor classes, and in-person classes that will meet at our historic buildings on Brattle Street.

We will continue to limit the capacity of classes in order to give students more space and 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. We hope you are continuing to stay healthy and safe. We look forward to learning with you both online and in-person this fall!

View our hours of operation. Registrations can be made online at any time and CCAE staff can be reached at 617-547-6789 ext. 1 or info@ccae.org.

Thank you for your continued support!

“Inclusive, fun approach to learning a difficult subject. Joan [Brunetta] had a lot of little things - declension songs, memorization aids, a great way to use flash cards - that were unique to her and made studying easier. There was just enough rigor, without being overwhelming. This class was a lot of fun. There was a great camaraderie among the students and with the teacher. We all learned a lot in a non-threatening context.”

Tim S., Salvete Romani: Latin Beginner Level 1

“Natalia [Slattery] did a great job! She demonstrates and explains what she is doing in a very clear way. She was well prepared and sent excellent material to everyone before the class. Now I can go back and review everything she covered. The class was an excellent combination of demonstration and hands-on experience. ”

Martha B., Digital Collage: Creating Composite Images in Adobe Photoshop

“Ploy [Khunisorn] is a great teacher! Her ability to cover a vast amount of information and help students create several dishes in their own kitchens, all in an absolutely choreographed, simple manner is amazing. She is always kind and supportive and answers all questions, making sure she loses no students along the way. It's a joy to share her kitchen!!”

Claudia W., Korean Kitchen

Jane [Katims]'s selection of stories is exciting, gratifying and sometimes challenging! It's like a mini-vacation and a lot of fun everytime we meet! I love it! Everyone was able to express themselves thoughtfully and respectfully through a variety of story subjects.”

Robert N., Self-Exploration Through Literature

Browse our Virtual Catalog!

Flip through our interactive virtual catalog today and check out all of our online, outdoor, and in-person classes starting September through December!

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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 info@ccae.org and start planning today!

Hand Pulled Noodles CCAE HK Law Boston Team

Hand Pulled Noodles Class with Holland & Knight LLP.

Free Personal Assessment Days

Free personal assessments are now being held on Zoom!

French, German, Italian, Spanish Assessment Days:
Wednesday | September 1 | 6 - 8 pm
Thursday | September 2 | 10 am - 12 pm


ESL Assessment Days:
Wednesday | July 28 | 9 - 11 am
Monday | September 13 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday | September 14 | 9 - 11 am


If you cannot attend these sessions or require assistance for any language we offer, please email languages@ccae.org.

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.

For more information, and to apply for a scholarships, view our scholarship guidelines.

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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