Courses & Programs

Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center

The Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center (LAALC) helps adults learn English and offers other support programs. This free program serves adults in the Ludlow/Indian Orchard area who are immigrants or refugees. Students range in age from 17 to 70+.


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

  • transition to college;
  • workforce development;
  • family literacy skills;
  • other real-life goals.

Participants are awarded certificates for attendance, achievement, and completion.

Schedule & Location

ESOL classes available days and evenings, 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon and 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

All classes are currently meeting online.

To Apply

Fill out this form to receive more information.

We will schedule an appointment with you for an intake interview. The interview will evaluate speaking, listening, reading, and writing to determine which class level is appropriate.

About HiSET

High School Equivalency (HiSET) classes are NOT available through LAALC. Those looking for HiSET preparation or testing can contact HCC's Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center (PAFEC) for more information.


Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center
Pesha Black, Director
Phone: 413.552.2999

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