What our ESL participants are saying.
"For me, singing is a dream come true! Thank you!”
– Maunia (Iran)
"Singing makes me feel free from my worries and gives me hope and strength."
– Monika (Poland)
"It's very easy and fun to improve my English with this music class."
– Débora (Brazil)
“For the singing class, it was professional. The class is very good.”
– Ngon (Vietnam)
Fall 2020 ESL Program
Music and English are universal languages. Everyone should have access to these languages without fear of making mistakes, whether spoken or sung. In partnership with the Boston Public Library, our Bridges E.S.L. Singing Group provides participants with an opportunity to make vocal music, improve their English language skills, and develop friendships with fellow community members — singers from Back Bay Chorale.
Led by Associate Conductor & Director of Community Engagement Katherine Chan, participants meet each Tuesday morning via Zoom to learn basic singing skills and songs in English. At the end of each class, they have the opportunity to make new friends and practice their English conversation skills. No previous music skills are required.
If you know anyone who might like to participate, visit our sign-up page.Learn More
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Boston Public Library: Literacy Training
Faneuil Hall: Naturalization Ceremony