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Basic English Language Learning

BELL offerings are non-credit courses intended for students with limited knowledge of the English language who wish to improve their skills.

If your goal is to earn to advance at work, start to improve your English skills, or pursue a certificate or degree at Bunker Hill Community College in the future, the Basic English Language Learning program is for you!

How to Register

There are two ways to enroll in our BELL program:

In-person: Visit Admissions and Recruitment for pre-enrollment counseling and to get started with our Guided Self-Placement Survey. We have various ELL programs at BHCC and we want to ensure the BELL program is the right fit for you.

Online: Chat with an advisor regarding the various ELL programs at BHCC, and continue to the steps below when you decide to enroll.

  • Step 1: Create a new account in our system here Register for a WFED account here. This account will be used to create a student ID for you. You need this number to complete Steps 2 and 4. On the page, click the “Create Account” button at the bottom. **If you already have a BHCC ID from the college, skip this step and go to Step 2.**
  • Step 2: When you create your account, we will send you your student ID number. Use your ID number to complete the ELL Guided Self-Placement (GSP). This survey will tell you which English Language program is right for you based on your proficiency level.

If you self-select BELL or the GSP recommends you for placement into BELL classes, continue to Steps 3 and 4.

If you have questions about registering, contact Sonia Sharma at 617-226-2462 for more information.

Please note: In response to the COVID-19 situation, all the BELL courses will be taught online.

Refund policy: All refunds are subject to a 3% administrative processing fee

  • Prior to class start and up to 3 days after class start: Full refund minus 3% administrative processing fee.
  • After class start: No refund. Seat transfer only.
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Sonia Sharma
Administrative Assistant, Division of Workforce and Economic Development
Chelsea Campus, Room 339
Commed@bhcc.edu  |  617-228-2462

Office Hours (On-campus and Remote)
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m