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Hours & Directions
More information about the Dudley community
The Dudley Literacy Center promotes literacy as a continuing social
process by providing non-print and book collections, a computer
lab, and a full range of programs designed to serve the adult literacy
Literacy Services continues to expand our collection of adult and family literacy books and other materials (online databases, audio and video tapes, DVD and CD ROMs) to support the educational, informational, and career goals of literacy patrons. Subjects are:
- GED & Pre-GED
- Family Literacy
- All Levels of
Reading, Writing and Math
- Financial Literacy
- Citizenship Preparation
- Immigration Information
Picture Dictionaries/American Idioms
Interest/Low Vocabulary Adult Leisure Readers
- Teacher's Resources
WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
All programs are free. Click here for the current calendar of events.
- English Conversation
Groups – Practice speaking English in an informal and friendly group setting with other ESL students and new English speakers. Groups are led by a native English speaker.
- Adult Basic Education, Reading and Writing Classes – The Literacy Center offers basic reading and writing classes for adults who are looking to improve their grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, and writing ability. Please call or visit for more information.
- English as a Second or Other Language Classes (ESL) –
The Dudley Literacy Center offers ESL instruction in a traditional classroom environment. Classes range from beginner – for people with little or no experience with English – to high-intermediate. Please call or visit for more information.
- Small Group Tutoring –
Here is an opportunity to work in a small group of 2 to 4 with a tutor. Groups will focus on reading English with writing exercises, speaking and listening skills, and grammar. No matter what your level you can begin to improve your learning skills. Tutors will meet at any Boston Public Library location. If you would like to receive tutoring or to volunteer as a tutor, contact us.
- Computer Literacy Workshop – This is a workshop for beginners with little or no experience using computers. Registration is required. We will cover the basics, such as computer hardware and software, Internet searching and navigation, and Internet safety. Please call or visit for class schedules and registration.
- Email Instruction – This is a one-on-one tutoring session for people with little or no experience using email. We will cover all of the basics, including opening an account, composing, replying, forwarding, attaching files and downloading attachments. Please call or visit to arrange a time to come in.
- Learn Online – Our online learning programs are ready whenever you want to study.
- LearnATest - Log on and practice for SAT , GED, TOEFL and other education tests. Learn-A-Test is interactive and is based on official tests that will help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. It provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score. All you need is your BPL card or eCard number.
- Auralog: Tell Me More – English language acquisition with this popular program. Online learning language center, offering courses in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch. Requires a PC with Internet Explorer and Flash player installed.
- Computer Lab – A small, but comfortable computer lab that seats 9. This is reserved for literacy classes or for ‘train the trainer’ sessions. Adult literacy agencies are welcome to bring their students in to use our computers. Call us for more information.
- Language Lab – Equipment is available for library use for self-paced learners: three audio players with CD and cassettes capabilities and a television with DVD and video cassette capabilities.
- Referrals – Having a problem finding a literacy program? Referrals to literacy programs for adult learners and family literacy ( ESL, ABE, GED, Even Start) in the Greater Boston area and in other parts of Massachusetts. Call us for more information.
- Tour the Literacy Center – Come in and learn what materials we have to support your studies in ESL, GED, TOEFL, IELTS, Citizenship and more. Our staff will assist you in selecting the materials.
- Publishers Catalogs – If you are starting to build a literacy collection for your home or agency, we have a collection of publishers’ catalogs available for viewing.
- Volunteer Opportunities – Work with someone to increase his or her math and writing skills or prepare for the GED. We provide a supportive environment for volunteer tutors and patrons through access to our collections, teacher's resources, and reference materials. Call (617) 859-2446 for more information.
Adult Basic Education and ESL Resources (PDF, printable list)
- Program Directories
- ABE and ESL Websites for Learners and Tutors
- Computer Literacy
- Health Literacy
- Financial Literacy
If you have questions
or suggestions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org