The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) is a year-round, not-for-profit adult education center located in Malden, Massachusetts, six miles north of Boston. Our mission is to provide free English classes to immigrant and refugee adults to give them sufficient knowledge of English to lead productive lives in the United States. Our goal is to help them become successful workers, parents and community members. The ILC also educates the public that immigrants are assets to America.
The school’s philosophy is based on the premise that English is the vehicle of opportunity for new Americans in order to attain economic and social stability. Therefore, classes are very intensive and use an immersion approach. The ILC offers immigrants and refugees the means to gain higher education, employment and U.S. citizenship. Instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) lays the foundation for foreign-born adults to realize their potential through increased English and adult literacy proficiency.