IIIC’s Education Services is committed to supporting immigrants’ advancement in the workplace and in society. We offer courses that give immigrants the skills, education, and confidence that they need to earn a sustainable living, to contribute to economic development, and to integrate into society.  To stay up-to-date on classes and workshops, please like and follow us on Facebook by clicking here.

Basic Computer Literacy And Career Advancement

Today, computer proficiency is a prerequisite in nearly every employment sector and is essential in the business world. Our Basic Computer Literacy and Career Advancement courses offer adults with little or no computer experience the knowledge and skills to secure employment in a business environment and advance their careers. These include learning how to compose and send emails, learning the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel, and using the internet. In addition to learning the basics, the courses also offer assistance in typing instruction, creating resumes, writing cover letters, interviewing skills and using job search tools.  Since these courses run on varied schedules, please contact us today to learn more about the upcoming class dates.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

The IIIC’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program offers students the opportunity to build the critical language skills they need to help them improve their English language fluency, and gain the most important tools necessary to secure meaningful employment and integrate and communicate successfully in the United States. There are beginner and intermediate classes that are set to match the individual’s appropriate level and education goals, learning styles and language needs.  Classes are offered in the fall and spring and run for 18-weeks.  ESOL classes meet twice a week in the morning or afternoon, beginning in September or in February. In addition to 18-week ESOL full courses, we offer conversations classes in the spring and summer months.  Conversation classes are designed to promote the advancement of listening and speaking communication that is necessary in daily life.  If you are interested in English courses, or conversation classes, please visit the center on Mondays between 10 and 12pm to fill out an intake form. Click here for further information about our fall English sessions. Click here for further information about our fall Conversation session.

Individual Achievement Program

Students enrolled in our ESOL program are eligible to become clients of our Individual Achievement Program (IAP). IAP focuses on working with students, one-on-one, to achieve their short-term and long-term goals regarding their career and education path in the US. The program’s purpose is to help candidates by providing resources and guidance to achieve their goals- whether it be assisting them to attain a driver’s license, helping them find a job, or helping them enroll in education advancement programs such as HiSET/GED or technical training programs.  Each individual will have varying goals and needs for assistance so we pride ourselves on providing as much assistance as possible to meet the needs of all of our students.

To enroll in our courses or to participate in the Individual Achievement Program, please visit our office Monday–Friday at One State Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02109. Please contact Bonnie Greenwood at bgreenwood@iiicenter.org or 617.542.7654 ext. 36 with any further questions.

Citizenship Education

The IIIC’s citizenship classes provide eligible immigrants with the knowledge and confidence to pass the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization exam and prepare them to become engaged U.S. citizens. The program includes a textbook and related materials and ensures that students have basic knowledge of U.S. history, civics and government, and includes modules on civic engagement. We offer two types of citizenship classes in addition to one-on-one tutoring.   One of our courses combines ESOL and Citizenship instruction, which is geared toward English language learners.  This course meets twice a week for 10-week sessions.  For those preparing for the naturalization exam that do not need additional English instruction, our second Citizenship class focuses on civics, geography, and U.S. history.  This class meets once a week for 10-weeks and are typically offered once every season. Please contact us today for further information on upcoming classes.


“The classes are very enjoyable and are helping me to understand more when I watch the news and the movies. My communication is getting better. It is a pleasure to be here.”
— America, Brazil, ESOL Intermediate Course, Spring 2018
“At the IIIC, I want to improve my life. English class is the most important thing that I can be part of; here I can find the tools to help create the path where I need to walk in order to live the best life in the United States.”
— Jennis, Cuba, ESOL Intermediate Course, Spring 2018
“This class has helped me so much. Now I can do my job better than before, I can talk with other people, and I am comfortable. This is the beginning – I hope to continue studying here and to keep improving.”
— Veronica, Colombia, ESOL Intermediate Course, Spring 2018
“IIIC has had a big impact on me, because I have learned a lot from my teachers. They are patient with me and the volunteers are too. I have gotten to know so many nice people from different countries.”
— Eduardo, Cuba, ESOL Beginner Course, Spring 2018
“The IIIC has helped me feel more confidence in myself when I speak English. The Center has a good program to learn English and they offer good tools to learn the language. I am grateful for them, and the caring and patient teachers.”
— Osman, Honduras, ESOL Beginner Course, Spring 2018
“I really liked the way you provided the education in the classes. Because of the two summer classes I took, I discovered many beautiful places in Boston, and I improved my level in English.”
— Nadia, Morocco, Summer 2017 ESOL conversation classes