Conversational English Classes Beginning Now!

Sep 23, 2019

If you are student or scholar visiting Boston from another country, welcome! We are so glad you are here, and we invite you to join our Conversational English Classes to learn more about American culture, English language, hospitality, and more! In our classes you will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics such as sports, holidays, work, politics, relationships, and and culture. Our teachers are excited to share about American customs, answer any questions you might have, and learn about your culture too! You'll also have time to enjoy conversation with Americans so you can practice your English skills. 

But beyond English language skills, we also offer friendship and hospitality! This includes:

  • Holiday celebrations-Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and more!
  • Sharing meals with American families
  • Sports gatherings, such as flag football and a SuperBowl party
  • Trips around the city and other area events
  • Real friendships

These classes are open to internationals from any country. 

When: Classes are held on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm and Thursdays from 6:45pm-8:15pm. Participants chose one class to join (Tuesdays or Thursdays). Classes begin the week of September 23.

Where: 72 Norfolk St, Cambridge, MA 02139. This is a short walk from the Central Square T Stop (Red Line) or the #1 Bus.

Contact: If you are interested in joining, or want more info, please email international@highrock.org or text Isabella at 781.475.4928. 

Here are some reflections from previous participants in the class:

Alex from China
"Highrock English class is like a family to me. I can't wait to go to the class each week. I couldn't speak English well at the beginning but my teachers encouraged me not to be afraid to speak more. Over a few months, I gained confidence. I was able to communicate in English fluently when I left for home.  I have made so many friends with my teachers and other students in the class. I am deeply touched by the amazing hospitality of each teacher and I will always remember my time at the English class."

Leo and Clariana from Brazil
"My English teachers at Highrock English class were the first people I got to know after we came to Boston. We needed the opportunity to practice our English and we felt so much more confident after a few months with our teacher's help. They asked what we needed to learn and helped us with our language needs. They have become my best friends. We celebrated Thanksgiving together when we were homesick and we went to the Christmas concert together." 

Aly from Japan
"Highrock English was my favorite class in Boston. The teachers were very patient and the small group conversation helped me to have more chance to practice my English. Most importantly, the teachers treated us like friends. I learned a lot about the American culture."

Ben from China
"I asked myself why these teachers are so nice to me. They are the kindest people I have ever met. They came every week and taught us English all year. They invited me to their home and I had the most beautiful time spent with my  teachers at their house celebrating holidays."

Meng from China
"I am very grateful to all my teachers. They spent time with me and cared about my improvement in English and my stress at my lab.  Each week I learned something new about the American culture and I had many chances to learn the American culture outside of the class. The teachers are very kind people. The best ever English class!"

Jean from China
"I will always miss Boston and the most wonderful teachers I have met at Highrock Conversational English Class. I want to help other foreigners like them after I go back to my country."