YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

English as a Second Language Classes

The YMCA of Southern Maine offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to community members at our Greater Portland branch. These classes are run in partnership with Intercambio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving immigrant lives. 













classes begin the week of september 11!

Classes will meet for two hours, twice a week. To qualify for classes, you must take a placement test. Placement tests will be from 9-11am on Wednesday, August 23. 

For more information please contact Michaela Moody at 207-874-1111 or mmoody@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org.

Did you know…

The nation’s first ESL class was held for German immigrants at the Cincinnati YMCA in 1856!