English Transcultural Center

The English Transcultural Center was founded in 1990 by the Sisters of Charities of Nazareth to address the English language needs of community members in the Brockton neighborhoods. 

The center offers both morning and evening English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to those with little or no skill in speaking, reading or writing English. Catholic Charities South’s English Transcultural Center exists to meet the English language, educational, employment and social service needs of immigrants. The center offers two levels of English classes, as well as enrichment classes. 

Classes are taught by experienced, certified and credentialed teachers and assisted by dedicated volunteer tutors. After completing classes, many students are prepared for additional schooling, entry level jobs or advancement within their current jobs.

Social services are available to all students and their families including employment counseling, housing needs, health care, limited financial assistance, and access to the food pantry. Case management is also provided to every current and former student and includes assistance with online enrollment and immigration/citizenship applications.

The center has an on site computer lab for distance learning and basic computer skill literacy. 

We proudly serve over 350 students ever year, who come from 20 different countries, ages 18-80. 

The English Transcultural Center is located at 169 Court Street, Brockton, MA 02302

For questions regarding the program, please call 508-587-0815.