what we do

English for New Bostonians creates opportunities for immigrants to learn English and pursue their educational, economic and civic aspirations.

ENB funds over 20 high-quality English language learning programs that provide free or low-cost instruction to more than 1,100 immigrants each year. ENB trains instructors and provides them with the tools they need to provide instruction that is responsive to students’ varied backgrounds, experiences, and aspirations.


ENB drives improvement and innovation in the ESOL field by conducting community and policy research and sharing it with English programs, policymakers, and employers. In collaboration with employers, schools and economic development organizations, ENB designs curricula and programs that are responsive to immigrants in target sectors, such as ESOL for Parents and ESOL for Entrepreneurs.


ENB also leads the statewide English Works Campaign, uniting employers, community leaders, students, unions, and educators in the call for greater public and private investment in English language learning programs. ENB helps employers find cost-effective ways to offer English language learning opportunities to their immigrant workforce and engages them in highlighting the critical role of immigrants and ESOL to the Massachusetts economy.