Rhode Island Institute for Labor Studies & Research

1540 Pontiac Ave, Suite A

Cranston, RI 02920
Phone - 401.463.9900  |  Fax - 401.463.8190


Adult Literacy Program

The Institute for Labor Studies and Research offers English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for adults in the community, in the workplace, and at union offices. ESOL classes increase the English language skills of adults with limited English proficiency. Our programming is learner-centered, participatory, and taught by an experienced team of dedicated teachers.

For more information about these courses, please contact Sabine Adrian, Adult Literacy Director or Margarita Martinez Gutierrez, Adult Literacy Program Assistant, at

(401) 463-9900 

Courses take place during the following

times of year:

  • Trimester I, September – December

  • Trimester II, January – March

  • Trimester III, April – June

ESOL classes are located at the Pawtucket Public Library, the Central Falls Public Library, and at workplaces and union halls in Providence and Johnston.

Classes meet in the evenings or on Saturdays, approximately 5 hours per week. Cost is $25/term for community classes.