English Language Learning

New This Spring! Learning English Through Art

Learning English Through Art is a free, eight-week class for adult English Language Learners to develop vocabulary and conversation skills while making art in a fun, creative, stress-free environment.

The course is developed and taught by art instructor Yetti Frankel and ELL instructor Gina Frey.  Each session will focus on verbal and artistic expression, ending the course with an exhibition and celebration. 

This is an 8-week class, please plan on attending all or most of the sessions in order to participate.

Wednesdays, March 18 – May 6, 6:30 PM

Please register here!

This class is funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Conversation Circles are free, volunteer-led sessions that provide weekly opportunities for non-native English speakers to practice basic conversational English in an informal setting. Sessions are designed to increase participant’s comfort level when using English, increase vocabulary and knowledge of American culture and customs, improve pronunciation and learn idiomatic expressions. Some English speaking skill is necessary to participate. Meetings focus on topics of practical interest such as shopping, ordering food, finding a job or an apartment, hobbies or current events.

English Conversation Circles is funded by a two-year grant through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with funds from Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), a federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

A brief skill assessment interview is completed to match language learners with others at the same skill level. To find out more and join a Circle, contact Sharon Janus at 978-531-0100 x 38 or peabodyELL@noblenet.org .

Become a Conversation Circle Volunteer

Volunteers serve as Circle Leaders. Opportunities are available days, evenings and weekends. The typical volunteer commitment is 2 hours per week. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Sharon Janus at 978-531-0100 x 38 or peabodyELL@noblenet.org .