Since 1870, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education has been dedicated to providing the widest range of high-quality, low-cost learning opportunities for the diverse adults of Greater Boston and Cambridge and surrounding areas. While embracing technology and an increasingly diverse array of learning formats, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) remains deeply committed to place-based, person-to-person, experiential learning across a wide range of topics.

Overview of the Organization and Programs

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education is a self-supporting non-profit organization providing community members with the opportunity to explore their interests and nurture their talents and potential in small groups and in an informal, affordable and social setting. CCAE is dedicated to experiential learning with gifted teachers committed to inspiring, challenging and supporting curious students. Housed in historic buildings in Harvard Square, CCAE and its welcoming staff promote a sense of exploration and discovery. At CCAE, students from all walks of life and a wide range of communities – from neighboring states and the world at large – come together around a shared interest, without regard to background, experience, age or income. These diverse combinations stimulate both a greater appreciation for our similarities and differences as well as fresh insights into a wide range of topics, from the visual arts to literature, from ESL to culinary craft, from dance to theatre, from music to entrepreneurship, and beyond.

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42 Brattle Street · Cambridge, MA, United States 02138


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Intensive English

0-4 Weeks

Explore Boston: ESL Summer Immersion

This summer, CCAE will again offer its month-long ESL Immersion Program. If you are only in town for a short period of time, this is the perfect program for you. Intensive classes in your level, from 9:15am-12:45pm Monday through Thursday. This intensive class with an experienced instructor will help you improve grammar, build vocabulary, and reach your goals.

$650 tuition includes a $100 nonrefundable deposit. You get 4 weeks of instruction (July 10 to August 3), a textbook, and social events designed to help you get comfortable interacting in English.

Please be sure to take a self-evaluation test at and email the results to within 48 hours of registering.

For information on how to register, visit

Housing Options



CCAE does not offer housing for its students.

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