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VRABE Regional Adult Based Education

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Students practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing with their peers under the guidance of the teacher. Classes are small to allow for active participation. Pretests are given and instruction is based upon the student’s level of English proficiency.  This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a variety of cultures. Both day and evening classes are available and we look forward to welcoming you into our program. some ESL classes offer FREE childcare. 

Students DO NOT NEED to pre-register for ESL classes, or attend an orientation. Registration is done at the first class, and students must bring their picture ID (e.g., passport, license, state or federal ID).

Students must be 17 years of age or older. Classes are offered free to students in our 14-town region.

For more information, please contact Dr. Claudia Nunn, Regional Coordinator (ESL and GED programs) at VRABE Regional Adult Based Education. Email claudia.nunn@vernonct.org or call 860-870-6060.

Day Classes

Rockville Learning Center
33 West Main St., Vernon
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
Advanced: 8:00 - 10:00 am
Intermediate: 10 am - 12 noon
Beginner: 12 noon - 2 pm
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Family Learning GED® Program
Free childcare
Rockville United Methodist Church
142 Grove St., Rockville
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
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Space is limited for this special program. Call Svetlana Grishtaev at 860-836-0514.

Mansfield Public Library
54 Warrenville Rd., Mansfield
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Beginner: 10 am - 1 pm (Program Room)
Int./Adv.: 9 am - 12 noon (Auditorium)
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Lutheran Church of St. Mark
75 Griswold St., Glastonbury
Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
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Windermere School
2 Abbot Rd., Ellington
Parent-Child (Grade K-2) ESL Program
Tuesdays
3:30 - 4:45 pm
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Space is limited for this special program and prior registration is required. Contact Claudia Nunn at claudia.nunn@vernonct.org or 860-870-6060.

Trinity Episcopal Church
Family Learning ESL Program (Beginner & Int./Adv.)
300 Main St., Old Wethersfield
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
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FREE childcare
Space is limited for this special program. 


Evening Classes

Rockville High School
70 Loveland Hill Rd., Vernon
Mondays and Wednesdays
6:00 - 9:00 pm
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E.O. Smith High School
1235 Storrs Rd., Storrs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 - 8:30 pm
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Griswold High School
211 Slater Ave., Jewett City
Mondays and Tuesdays
5:00 - 8:00 pm
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Glastonbury High School
330 Hubbard St., Glastonbury
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 - 9:00 pm
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East Windsor High School
76 South Main St., East Windsor
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 - 9:00 pm
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Wethersfield High School
411 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield
Mondays and Wednesdays
6:00 - 9:00 pm
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Birch Grove Primary School
247 Rhodes Rd., Tolland
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:30 - 8:30 pm
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William Johnston Middle School
360 Norwich Ave., Colchester
Mondays and Tuesdays
5:30 - 8:30 pm
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ESL Files & Links