ESL Classes for All Levels

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education has an outstanding ESL program where students study with highly motivated peers and very supportive teachers. 

We offer ESL classes at all levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.  You can study general grammar, work on your conversation skills or take classes focused on the skills of reading, writing and public speaking.

CCAE uses the Common European Framework to guide our ESL program. Language schools around the world use the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to assess students and give practical direction to instructors. No need to wonder anymore where you stand; if you’re new to CCAE, we have several ways for you to decide which is the right level for you.

The CEFR does not change our wonderful, experienced instructors’ approach in the classroom; it just helps guarantee that you and your classmates start from similar levels of skill, and have similar linguistic goals over the course of each term. CCAE’s instructors continue to be the patient, vibrant, exciting professionals they have always been, and they will continue to focus on YOU, the student.

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ESL Summer Immersion Program

If you are only in town for a short period of time, or if you just want steady improvement in a short amount of time, CCAE's ESL Summer Immersion program is perfect for you. Intensive classes in your level, from 9:15 am - 12:45 pm Monday through Thursday. This intensive class with an experienced instructor will help you improve grammar, build vocabulary, and reach your goals. Please send an email by June 15 to to start the application process for Section 2, which begins on July 10.


$650 tuition includes a $100 nonrefundable deposit. You get 4 weeks of instruction (July 10 to August 3), a textbook, and social events designed to help you get comfortable interacting in English.

ESL Summer Immersion Program at CCAEPlease be sure to take a self-evaluation test at and email the results to within 48 hours of registering.

The success of our classes depends on having the right amount of people. CCAE reserves the right to cancel the program on June 30 if attendance requirements are not met. We will notify you in this case and issue a full refund.

If you withdraw from the program by June 29 at 11:59 pm, you will receive a refund minus your $100 deposit. After this, there are absolutely no refunds.


CCAE does not arrange, inspect, endorse, or recommend any specific accommodations. If you are looking for housing in the Boston area, you may be able to take advantage of the following options:

  • Homestay
  • Dorms/Guesthouses
  • Boston Craigslist
  • Extended Stay Hotels

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Session 2: July 10, 2017