Our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are for students of all levels and backgrounds to practice and explore the language.

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English is spoken widely around the world and learning it can help you both in your professional and everyday life. We welcome students from all over the world—no visa is required.

Our classes are for beginner, intermediate, or advanced students. We offer integrated skills classes—which combine reading, writing, listening, and speaking—as well as specific skills classes, such as pronunciation, writing, and more. No matter why you choose to learn this language, our professional and supportive instructors will give you the confidence and knowledge to succeed in using English.

CCAE uses the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to guide our ESL program. Language schools around the world use the CEFR to assess students and give direction to instructors.

Check out our informational video on the English Language program at ESL.

Find the right level for you

Free Online Personal Assessment Days

If you do not know your level, or would just like to know more about our classes, CCAE offers free personal assessment days for students to discuss levels and goals, and learn more about our ESL program.

Thursday | March 28 | 9:30-11 am
Monday | April 1 | 6-7:30 pm


Please email for information and language level assessments.

Online Classes

We welcome students to connect from all over the world in our ESL classes, no need to travel to participate in our English classes this year.


Can't join one of our online personal assessment days? Visit for a self-assessment and descriptions of the language levels.
More questions? Contact program manager Francesca Ferraris at 617.547.6789 x 112 or to find what level is best for you.

Scholarships available! CCAE offers financial assistance—50% off tuition—to qualifying students. Some restrictions apply. View more details here.

"The opportunity to present my ideas and receive useful feedback as well as getting to know the diverse point of views of others."

Ivan R., Read, Discuss, Debate!

The instructor of this class is very good for many things (grammar, conversation and listening). I really enjoyed studying English with Miss Elizabeth Ging in this class a lot.

Jessica P., ESL Intermediate Integrated Skills

"I've just received my TOEFL test score, which is 103 (good enough for me to apply for my dream schools...). I really appreciate your help and support in improving my English skills. Now I need to be ready for the GRE test, wish me luck!!!"

Qi C., Preparation for the TOEFL