Haitian Multi-Service Center Adult Education

Haitian Multi-Service Center Adult Education

Located at the Yawkey Center in Dorchester, the Haitian Multi-Service Center Adult Education program was founded in 1978 by members of the Haitian community in Dorchester. It is open to adults of all backgrounds, ages 18 and up. The program offers three levels of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) instruction, Human Services classes for ESOL speakers, as well as Adult Basic Education classes in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. Classes are offered at multiple levels, starting with beginner English, reading, and math.  

Classes are free of charge. The program is open to anyone who wants to learn, without restrictions on residency, immigration status, or language proficiency. Career guidance and support is also available for all students.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL classes are for any adults who want to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.   There are classes offered for levels 0-3.  Students are assessed when they start the program to determine the appropriate starting level.

ESOL classes are offered during the day and in the evening. Most classes meet 6-8 hours per week. The time and days of the class will depend on the student’s level.

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To register for the ESOL program, please click here

GED and HiSET Classes

GED and HiSET Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are available for anyone 18 years and older with at least an intermediate level of English proficiency (speaking and listening).  All classes are taught in English.

ABE classes can help adults improve their education and skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies to reach personal or career goals, or to prepare to take a High School Equivalency exam (GED or HiSET).

Reading, writing, and math classes are available at different levels, including beginning literacy (reading) and beginning numeracy (math). 

All ABE classes are offered during daytime hours (between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm). There are no evening ABE classes at this time.

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To register for the ABE program, please click here.

For questions regarding the Haitian Multi-Service Center Adult Education Program, please call 617-506-6600 or email christine_doret@ccab.org.

The Haitian Multi-Service Center Adult Education Program is located at 185 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02121.