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


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.


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

Program Affiliations
Affiliations with community agencies provide additional resources for

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


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

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

Executive Director
Family & Community Engagement:  
Christine Tibor      

Director FAESL Plus:  Kevin O'Connor, Ph.D.

Associate Director FAESL Plus:   Janice Batista        

Volunteer Coordinator FAESL Plus:  Debbie Centamore

Executive Assistant:  Maureen Harrod      
Framingham Adult ESL Plus
Class Schedule
Morning ESL  
Evening ESL  
ABE/High School Equivalency  
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
  • In our program’s 32nd year, we have over 800
    students in regular and volunteer led classes
  • 87% retention, 11 points above the DESE
  • Students visited to at least 6 outside agencies
  • 500 logged advising sessions, professional
    resume writer
  • 29 volunteers, 1400 hours
ESL Registration information for
September, 2018

GED/HiSET Registration information for
September, 2018

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