Framingham Adult English as a Second Language 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.

Vision

Framingham Adult English As a Second Language PLUS is a unique
program for people who want to make a successful transition into American
society and develop the academic skills necessary to meet their goals. In
addition to English classes, our program offers a wide range of options and
opportunities for every student, including classes in citizenship, computer
technology, family literacy, adult basic education, and GED. Advising is
available whenever classes are in session.

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

Goals

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
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Program Affiliations
Affiliations with community agencies provide additional resources for students.

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

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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

CONTACTS
Director:  Christine Tibor                    ctibor@framingham.k12.ma.us
Associate Director:  Kevin O'Connor  koconnor@framingham.k12.ma.us
Curriculum:  Janice Batista                  jbatista@framingham.k12.ma.us
Administrative:  Maureen Harrod        mharrod@framingham.k12.ma.us
Framingham Adult ESL Plus
Class Schedule
Morning ESL  
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
8:45-10:45am
Evening ESL  
Tuesday/Thursday
6:30-9:30pm
ABE/GED  
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday
6:30-9:30pm
Citizenship
Tuesday OR Thursday
6:30-8:30pm
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
website.  
mwesl.org
1984 - 2014
Framingham Adult ESL
Plus turns 30!
View
"Thirty Words for
Thirty Years",
the latest publication
with contributions from
students and staff.
Run the 2015 Boston
Marathon and support
Framingham Adult ESL
Plus.  Click the logo for
more information.