The BHCC Language Institute offers different language courses for different needs
From Intensive English to Spanish for Beginners, the Language Institute provides the right instruction for your language needs.
Intensive English Program
Our full-time Intensive English Program is designed to help international students who need to acquire enough English to go on to full-time college study preparing for a certificate or degree program.
Students will study in blocks of 7-week sessions and can engage in this preparation right before enrolling into either academic ELL or a degree/certificate program. To participate in this program you must first take an English placement test.
BELL or Basic English Language Learning
BELL or Basic English Language Learning instruction is an affordable program offered at convenient times: day, night and weekends, enabling working students to learn English and prepare for college.To participate in this program you must first take an English placement test.
Beginning Spanish is designed for people with little or no background in the language, to practice language skills for your job, in your community or for travel. Courses are offered in a convenient weekend schedule.
Beginning French is designed for people with little or no background in the language, to practice language skills for your job, in your community or for travel. Courses are offered in a convenient weekend schedule.
English Study for Au Pairs
The English Study for Au Pairs courses are designed for Au Pairs who want to improve their English skills. Classes run two days per week (Saturday and Sunday) for seven weeks.
Somerville ESOL Project
Bunker Hill Community College and The Welcome Project offer no-cost English as a Second Language Classes through generous support from the City of Somerville. All levels of English learners are welcome!
Other English Language Programs at BHCC
BHCC offers a range of English Language Learning (ELL) programs to meet the needs of English language learners. Some of these programs offer college credits.