Do you wish you could learn English, get your GED or HiSET, or go to college, but you're not sure where to turn?

Or maybe you're worried about returning to school? Hear firsthand from these students about their experiences.

Amina returned to school to learn English, to help her sons with their homework and better communicate with their teachers and doctors—and to eventually go to college. (Amina Transcript - new window)

High school wasn't a good fit for Emily, and now that she's at an adult education program, she's surprised that math is her favorite subject! She also appreciates the experiences and support from her teachers and fellow students. (Emily Transcript - new window)

If you're ready to take your next step, call or visit the Massachusetts Adult Literacy at 1-800-447-8844 or We can help you find a program to learn English, get your high school diploma, train for a new career, strengthen your reading, writing, and math skills, and more. All classes are free or low-cost.

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These videos were developed and presented by the Massachusetts Adult Education Professional Development System (SABES), in collaboration with the Worcester Adult Learning Center, and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Adult and Community Learning Services. It was co-produced by the SABES Program Support PD Center (PS PDC), hosted at World Education, Inc., and the Communication Center, hosted at Education Development Center, Inc. The MA Adult Literacy Hotline is a project of the SABES PS PDC.

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ESOL/English Learners
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
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PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center: Connecting Adults with Adult Education Services
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