Bunker Hill Community College

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Somerville ESOL Project

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Bunker Hill Community College and The Welcome Project are offering no-cost English as a Second Language Classes in fall 2020 and spring 2021 through generous support from the City of Somerville.

To qualify for these classes, you must:

  • Be a Somerville Resident
  • Be age 18 or older
  • Document that you are from a low-income household

 All levels of English learners welcome!

The program will include customer service-focused training and job-seeking skills.

Day and evening classes will be held online at The Welcome Project in Somerville, and at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown.

To apply, please complete an application.

Questions? Please contact Lateia Johnson at lmjo8989@bhcc.edu for more information.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Dates: Spring 2021 classes run February 1 - May 15, 2021.

Modality: BELL Levels 1-4 classes will be held entirely online. 

BEL-001E-M1 M/W 6:00  - 7:50 p.m. 
BEL-001E-S1  SAT 8:15  - 11:55 a.m.
High Beginner
BEL-002E-02  M/W  11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. 
BEL-002E-M1 M/W  6 - 7:50 p.m. 
BEL-002E-S2 SAT   12:00  - 3:40 p.m. 
BEL-003E-S1 SAT  8:00  - 11:40 a.m. 
BEL-003E-T1 T/TH  6:00  - 7:50 p.m. 
High Intermediate
BEL-004E-S1  SAT  12:00  - 3:40 p.m.                                      

Spring Customer Service and Career Readiness classes will start on February 15, 2021. To learn more contact Lateia Johnson at lmjo8989@bhcc.edu.



Informational Sessions for SELL Somerville English Language Learners Project (Free English Classes)

January 7, 2021 from 5-6:30 p.m.


Meeting number: 180 120 5768

Password: SELL     Host key: 504908

January 11, 2021 from 10-11:30 a.m.


Meeting number: 180 329 3512

Password: SELL    Host key:120542

January 13, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m.


Meeting number:180 942 6102

Password: SELL  Host key:866132


 Partners for this Project

East Somerville Main StreetsEast Somerville Main Streets

East Somerville Main Streets is part of a nationwide movement of nearly 1,400 Main Street Organizations that work to build thriving local economies and centers of community. Since 2009 ESMS has been focused on supporting the local small business community. Today ESMS completes between 10-12 direct technical assistance projects per year for microenterprises; these are businesses with five or fewer employees whose owners are from low-to-moderate income households.  


The Community Action Agency of SomervilleCommunity Action Agency of Somerville logo

The Community Action Agency of Somerville’s mission is to help local families and individuals achieve financial security while working to eliminate the root causes of economic injustice; it has been the federally designated anti-poverty agency serving Somerville since 1981 and has assisted low-income residents of the City for 39 years. It operates three primary programs: Head Start; the Housing Advocacy Program; and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.  

The Welcome ProjectThe Welcome Project

The Welcome Project is the City’s premier immigrant-serving organization. For nearly three decades it has built the collective power of immigrants and lower-income residents by cultivating leadership skills and civic engagement. TWP offers programming to help people learn English, hone leadership skills, and increase access to employment and education.