Resources

Know of any other programs we should add to the list? Email us at lce@mit.edu

ON MIT CAMPUS

MIT Libraries

The MIT Libraries has also put together an excellent reference page for those wanting to improve their English.

MIT Women's League

Register for English Conversation Classes with the MIT Women's League in September and February.

Baptist Campus Ministry

Join the free English conversation class sponsored by the BCM.

MIT Global Studies and Languages Department

MIT students (both undergrad and grad) can take language classes in MIT’s Global Studies and Languages Department. 

MIT Japanese Lunch Table

The MIT-Japan Program hosts a regular lunch table devoted to cultural exchange between MIT students and members of MIT's Japanese community and their families.

MIT Japanese Wives Group

Mrs. Kimie Shirasaki (mitjwg@yahoo.com) may also be able to help you find an English conversation partner.

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect

MS&PC is a support network for the wives, husbands, and significant others of MIT students and staff. The group hosts a number of activities, helps people meet new friends, and provides many opportunities for English conversation.

OFF CAMPUS

English Classes in Boston/Cambridge

spouses.mit.edu/resources/english

Boston Japanese Meetup
meetup.com/boston-japanese
We connect language learners with native speakers of Japanese or English. Practice speaking, find out about cultures, styles, history, current events, and meet new friends!

Boston Korean Meetup
korean.meetup.com/7
MA Korean Language Group is open to anybody in the greater Boston area who is interested in the Korean language and culture. We meet on the first Saturday of the month. We also have sporadic parties and outings.

Boston Chinese Meetup
chinese.meetup.com/35
Mandarin Chinese conversation practice group, for all levels. The group is open and self-led. When we run out of vocabulary, we chat about China in English :) Welcomes native speakers who would like to meet conversation partners or lead activities.

French Cultural Center of Boston
frenchculturalcenter.org
The French Cultural Center of Boston is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the vibrant growth of French Language and Francophone Cultures in New England, including a library, classes, and cultural events.

Goethe-Institut Boston (German)
goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/bos.html
The mission of the Goethe-Institut Boston is to foster international cultural cooperation. The institute organizes and supports a wide spectrum of cultural events on current topics in culture and politics of Germany and Europe. They organize workshops and seminars for multiplicators and teachers of German as a foreign language. Their language division offers a comprehensive program of courses and examinations.

Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts (Italian)
dantemass.org
The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts is a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote and foster Italian language and culture.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Mango Languages

Try free online courses from the MIT Libraries. Mango Languages has more than 70 language courses, including English classes specifically developed for speakers of other languages.