Framingham Adult English as a Second
Language
PLUS (FAESL Plus) was established in 1984 by a
group of concerned citizens in the community using private
donations. The program has grown from 30 students to more than
750 students each semester, in the morning and evening
components. The majority of funding is from State and Federal
grants. However, the program is still dependent on community and
private donations, as well as fund raising to maintain services. The
FAESL+ program operates as a department of
Framingham Public
Schools, which provides space and support for our classes.

Framingham Adult English as a Second Language
PLUS has
provided free English language instruction and life skills training to
more than 6,000 immigrants in the Framingham area.  The program
has helped hundreds of students work towards their GED.  We have
been a passageway to a better life for people from over 38 countries
and a wide variety of backgrounds.

Our philosophy is to provide each student with the language
skills necessary to achieve personal success at home, at work,
and in the community.

Vision

Framingham Adult ESL Plus  provides a unique opportunity for adult
learners to succeed in U.S. society.  Our program offers a wide
range of services for every student, including ESOL,  citizenship,
computer assisted learning, adult basic education, and High School
Equivalency.  Counseling is available whenever classes are in
session.

At Framingham Adult ESL Plus , students and teachers work
together to create activities, which are realistic, relevant, and
rewarding for all participants.  In dynamic learning environments,
students strive towards English fluency, improved literacy skills,
economic empowerment, and civic involvement.  Our common goal
is the development of skills that allow our students to integrate their
talents and energy into the life of the community and the country.


Goals

Each semester brings us three times as many student applications
as we can place in our classes. Our aim is to expand our services to:

  • Include our waitlisted students
  • Institute a "Newcomer's Center"
  • Expand our community education outreach
  • Continue to develop affiliations with other educational and
    social service agencies
  • Obtain permanent space
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Program Affiliations
Affiliations with community agencies provide additional resources for
students.

Framingham Public Library
Framingham Police Department
The Town of Framingham
Community Organizations in Framingham
Framingham Restaurants

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Framingham Adult English As a Second Language
PLUS wishes to
gratefully acknowledge the organizations who have helped to
support our work.



Contact Information

Physical Address:  Framingham Adult ESL PLUS
Fuller Middle School
31 Flagg Drive
Framingham, MA 01702

Mailing Address:   P.O. Box 4860
Framingham, MA 01704

Telephone:  (508) 626-4282

CONTACTS
Executive Director
Family & Community Engagement:  
Christine Tibor               
ctibor@framingham.k12.ma.us

Director FAESL Plus:  Kevin O'Connor, Ph.D.
koconnor@framingham.k12.ma.us

Associate Director FAESL Plus:   Janice Batista                 
jbatista@framingham.k12.ma.us

Volunteer Coordinator FAESL Plus:  Debbie Centamore
dcentamore@framingham.k12.ma.us

Executive Assistant:  Maureen Harrod               
mharrod@framingham.k12.ma.us
Framingham Adult ESL Plus
Class Schedule
Morning ESL  
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
8:45-10:45am
Evening ESL  
Tuesday/Thursday
6:30-9:30pm
ABE/High School Equivalency  
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
6:30-9:30pm
Citizenship
Wednesday
6:30-9:00pm
The MetroWest ESL Fundraising
Committee is a volunteer
organization that is committed to
fundraising exclusively for
Framingham Adult ESL Plus.  Click
the link below to take you to their
website.  
mwesl.org
  • In our program’s 32nd year, we have over 800
    students in regular and volunteer led classes
  • 87% retention, 11 points above the DESE
    standards
  • Students visited to at least 6 outside agencies
  • 500 logged advising sessions, professional
    resume writer
  • 29 volunteers, 1400 hours
FALL'18

All classes are full.  Please check back
in December, for registration
information for Spring '19


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