Adult Education

The Institute for Labor Studies and Research offers workplace-based, and community-based adult education programming to Rhode Islanders.

Our core service is English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and we offer Adult Basic and Adult Secondary Education classes as well. Our programming is learner-centered, participatory, and taught by an experienced team of dedicated teachers.

January 1, 2018


ESOL Class Group SAT

Saturday ESOL class at Pawtucket Library


Adult Basic Education (ABE)  & Adult Secondary Education (ASE) – for adults who want to improve their reading, writing and math skills.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – increase the English language skills of adults with limited English proficiency.

Trimester I, September – December

Trimester II, January – March

Trimester III, April – June

The majority of classes are located at Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer Street, Pawtucket 02860.  At this location, we offer morning, evening and Saturday classes.

We also have two class sites in Providence.  Evening classes meet at the YMCA office at 640 Broad Street, Providence 02907.  Sunday classes are at the Providence College Annex/Smith Hill CDC space at 231 Douglas Avenue, Providence 02908.

Class cost $40/trimester, with a $20 refund given to students who complete the final exam.

For class schedule click HERE!

Space is limited, contact us today!

Inquire here!