Framingham Adult English as a Second
PLUS (FAESL Plus) was established in 1984 by a
group of concerned citizens in the community using private
donations. The program has grown from 30 students to more than
750 students each semester, in the morning and evening
components. The majority of funding is from State and Federal
grants. However, the program is still dependent on community and
private donations, as well as fund raising to maintain services. The
FAESL+ program operates as a department of
Framingham Public
Schools, which provides space and support for our classes.

Framingham Adult English as a Second Language
PLUS has
provided free English language instruction and life skills training to
more than 6,000 immigrants in the Framingham area.  The program
has helped hundreds of students work towards their GED.  We have
been a passageway to a better life for people from over 38 countries
and a wide variety of backgrounds.

Our philosophy is to provide each student with the language
skills necessary to achieve personal success at home, at work,
and in the community.


Framingham Adult ESL Plus  provides a unique opportunity for adult
learners to succeed in U.S. society.  Our program offers a wide
range of services for every student, including ESOL,  citizenship,
computer assisted learning, adult basic education, and High School
Equivalency.  Counseling is available whenever classes are in

At Framingham Adult ESL Plus , students and teachers work
together to create activities, which are realistic, relevant, and
rewarding for all participants.  In dynamic learning environments,
students strive towards English fluency, improved literacy skills,
economic empowerment, and civic involvement.  Our common goal
is the development of skills that allow our students to integrate their
talents and energy into the life of the community and the country.


Each semester brings us three times as many student applications
as we can place in our classes. Our aim is to expand our services to:

  • Include our waitlisted students
  • Institute a "Newcomer's Center"
  • Expand our community education outreach
  • Continue to develop affiliations with other educational and
    social service agencies
  • Obtain permanent space

Program Affiliations
Affiliations with community agencies provide additional resources for

Framingham Public Library
Framingham Police Department
The Town of Framingham
Community Organizations in Framingham
Framingham Restaurants


Framingham Adult English As a Second Language
PLUS wishes to
gratefully acknowledge the organizations who have helped to
support our work.

Contact Information

Physical Address:  Framingham Adult ESL PLUS
Fuller Middle School
31 Flagg Drive
Framingham, MA 01702

Mailing Address:   P.O. Box 4860
Framingham, MA 01704

Telephone:  (508) 626-4282


Director FAESL Plus:  Kevin O'Connor, Ph.D.

Associate Director FAESL Plus:   Janice Batista        

Volunteer Coordinator FAESL Plus:  Debbie Centamore

Executive Assistant:  Maureen Harrod      
Framingham Adult ESL Plus
Class Schedule

Morning ESL  
Evening ESL  Tuesday/Thursday
ABE/High School Equivalency  
The MetroWest ESL Fundraising
Committee is a volunteer
organization that is committed to
fundraising exclusively for
Framingham Adult ESL Plus.  Click
the link below to take you to their
Spring 2020

Lottery for NEW STUDENTS

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