ESOL Courses

ESOL classes at Grace Chapel are designed to help immigrants and international students in the local community learn conversational English in a comfortable setting. Class levels range from beginning to advanced. (ESOL was formerly known as ESL: English as a Second Language)

All classes take place at Grace Chapel’s Adult Learning Center, 2 Militia Drive, Lexington, MA 02421. For more information call 781-862-8351 ext. 2219 or email .

Fall class schedule: 

Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm
English Grammar and Instruction
Classes begin September 22

Wednesday mornings, 10:00-11:00
English Grammar and Instruction
Classes begin October 7
Registration Ongoing, 9:45am

Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm: Special Topics
September 24 – November 5 (7 weeks): Conversational English, all levels
In this course, you will practice listening and speaking English in order to build your conversation skills.  Each class will cover a different discussion topic to keep you interested, engaged, and talking!  Practical, everyday English and communication skills will be emphasized through partner and group work.

November 12-19 (2 weeks): English for the Workplace, Level 3 and above
Communicating effectively in the American workplace can be challenging for anyone, including native English speakers.  In this course, you will learn vocabulary useful for working environments, practice explaining business information and concepts, learn how to participate and share ideas with co-workers, and build your understanding of workplace dynamics and cultural norms.  Regardless of your job or profession, this course will aid you in speaking English more confidently at work.

December 3-10 ($10 per class): English Language Cooking Class, all levels
Food and eating are some of the most common topics of conversation in everyday life, and Americans have plenty to say!  In this course, you will learn food-related vocabulary words, how to understand recipes, and best of all you’ll be doing some cooking.  Since this class will be held in December, you’ll learn how to make some delicious holiday dishes and treats.  Please note that this class will be limited to 6 students due to space constraints, so pre-registration is required. To register, please email  with your name and phone number.

View our 2015-2016 calendar!


Grace Chapel seeks to keep costs low. Current semester costs are:

Tuesday evening class: $50/semester
Wednesday morning class: $35/semester
Summer session: see course description

Please pay with cash or check. Make checks payable to Grace Chapel.

ESOL in North Cambridge

Grace Chapel also partners with other churches to offer an ESOL program Tuesday nights in North Cambridge!

Grace Chapel partners with Vineyard Church and Hope Fellowship to provide ESOL classes in North Cambridge. The students come primarily from the richly diverse community at Fresh Pond Apartments and the surrounding neighborhood representing more than 50 nations. Recent students come from Ethiopia, Somalia, India, Bangladesh, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Peru.

Classes in North Cambridge are held Tuesday nights 7:30-9:00pm, September to December and February to May.

To find out more about the program or express interest in volunteering (no prior experience required) call 781-862-6499 ext. 2219 or email  .