Courses & Programs

Pesha Black

Director, English for Speakers of Other Languages

ABE & Workforce Development

Ludlow Adult Learning Center 413-552-2999

Springfield Adult Learning Center

The Springfield Adult Learning Center (SALC) offers free day and evening English classes for adults in Massachusetts. Students join our program to improve their communication skills for college, careers, and community engagement. All are welcome!

The Springfield Adult Learning Center is located on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College (STCC).

about salc

SALC provides free instruction in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Morning and evening classes are offered in levels ranging from true beginner to advanced. In addition, students work with an academic and career advisor and build technology skills. The program provides support for:

  • transition to college;
  • workforce development;
  • other community goals.

Participants receive certificates for attendance, achievement, and completion.

schedule & location

ESOL classes available days and evenings, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Most classes are currently hybrid: Students attend in person twice a week at Springfield Technical Community College, and meet online once a week with their teacher. (If you are looking for fully online classes, please click here.)

to apply

To apply, please fill out this inquiry form. Soon after you complete it, we will call you to complete your application by phone. 

Please note that our waitlists are long and it may take more than a year to get invited to our classes. You may visit this Learn While You Wait page to see other options.

about hiset

If you are looking for HiSET classes in Holyoke or online, contact HCC's Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center (PAFEC) for more information.

If you are looking for High School Equivalency (HiSET) classes in Springfield, contact the ABE office at Springfield Technical Community College.

contact

Springfield Adult Learning Center
Pesha Black, Director
Phone: 413.755.3765

student website

Current students can find class and school information on the student website.

The Springfield Adult Learning Center is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Adult & Community Learning Services, Holyoke Community College Community, and Springfield Technical Community College.

Pesha Black

Director, English for Speakers of Other Languages

ABE & Workforce Development

Ludlow Adult Learning Center 413-552-2999