Photo of three students working intently on worksheets in a classroom at SCALE

English Language Learners at SCALE


Morning Classes:
ELL Intensive Levels 1 and 2: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ELL Levels 1, 2, and 3: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Evening Classes:
ELL Levels 1L – 4: Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(1L = Literacy Level)


SCALE's ELL classes

Classes integrate English speaking, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, and writing. Technology also is integrated into all classes. While in class, students will have an opportunity to think about their education and/or career next steps. 

Our morning program has four levels, 1–4, Morning classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Our evening program has  four levels of core English, 1–4. Evening classes meet Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

SCALE has a waitlist for classes. Sometimes the wait can be a year or more. When we have space in classes, we will call you or send you a letter asking you to come in for testing so that we can place you in the correct level class.

To sign up on our waitlist, you will need to call SCALE at 617-629-5500 or come to our front office with the following information:

First and Last Name
Telephone Number
Date of Birth
Country of Origin
Home Language
Years of School in Home Country
Level of English (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced)